It’s 6am and have just put some grated cheese out on the ground and on the ground feeder. I’ve found if I put the cheese and a bit of bird food out early then the only birds that appear are the blackbirds followed by thrushes.
If I put the cheese out later in a morning we get quite a few pigeons, starlings and crows getting the cheese.
I find the cheese goes nearly as soon as I put it out. The blackbirds appear from all over the place. They usually hop swftly towards the food as soon as I put it in the garden., with the thrushes joining in.
The blackbirds often come quite close to me as they perch on the fence – I think the prospect of a bit of cheese makes them brave. I can see the brightness of the feathers as we look at each other for a second.
A robin has just hopped onto the empty birdtable.
There isn’t any activity as the nest boxes yet. There is still a quietness in the garden.
There is frost about this morning. The grass is covered with f rost and the water bowl is frozen but I think the sun will soon be out and the frost will disappear.
Time for breakfast before I fill up the birdtable