to draw the shapes around you!
I did take this rather literally and took parts of some of the things that are around me here at the caravan!This was started last time we were here and finished while nursing my poorly leg(more of that another time!!)
The next prompt was a doodle a day for a week and each day I just doodled what came into my head, some prompted by where we had been, some just from a random thoughts(of which I have a lot!!!)
Now, a mystery!
We have had our caravan for a few years now and started feeding the birds - at first hanging a couple of feeders from the bird table(until the Jackdaws kept unhooking them so that that fell to the ground for them to pinch)then I have to admit it's got a bit more than just a couple, hung in the hedge! Last year we bought a niger seed feeder hoping to encourage finches, we already had several Chaffinches visiting but they didn't seem to want them, however the sparrows quite liked them when everything else ran out! Since the end of March we have had a pair of Goldfinches,
lovely to watch and photographs don't do their colours justice!
So....Friday morning a Nuthatch came to the nut feeder - I love watching these birds when we go over to Leighton Moss RSPB reserve so you can imagine my excitement - too busy jumping up and down to take a photo!
Yesterday just after lunch the Goldfinches came along with a sparrow ...except it wasn't a Sparrow, hubby was looking through the binoculars then handed them to me - as I looked I realised it wasn't a sparrow but a beautiful Redpoll(hubby hadn't noticed), who then disappeared only to return several times
I then turned my gaze to the sparrows and was just saying about not knowing what a Siskin or a Dunnock looked like and that I probably wouldn't recognise one if I saw one, when in flew...
this little beauty - a Siskin with a mate!!
Now the mystery is - why have I never seen them before and why haven't they come back today(the Goldfinches have become 3 or 4 times a day visitors)? Had something happened at their usual feeding station, were they lost, did they follow the goldfinches or all of these or none of these?! I can only say I really enjoyed watching them come back and to a few times yesterday and hope it's not the last time we see them!
Thanks for looking, Chris