I hope that you have all had a lovely Easter. Over the holidays we managed to get away in the caravan to Silverdale and had a great time although it was a little bit chilly but the cold weather didn’t seem to put off the wildlife.
When we go on holiday we always take with us a couple of Bird Feeders (one for Seed or Sunflower Hearts and one for Peanuts) to put up near the caravan. This is something that anyone could do and you can often attract different species that you wouldn’t get in your garden. Within half an hour we had Blue Tits, Coal Tits, Great Tits, and Robins and were thrilled when a couple of Marsh Tits and Jays arrived later on.
The fallen seeds on the ground attracted Blackbirds, Jackdaws, Magpies and Pheasants, it was not just the birds that were hungry, Grey Squirrels were regular visitors and their acrobatics were very funny to watch but they did tend to monopolise the feeders, and had started to chew them, we shall have to invest in some Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders for our next holiday.
Whether you are at home or on holiday keep feeding the birds, they need your help throughout the year not just during winter.
On one of our woodland walks we were privileged to see a couple of Roe Deer (a female and her year old fawn) later we came across a lovely sunny bank carpeted with our native Bluebell, they were stunning and their sweet perfume was delightful. If you get the opportunity go for a walk in your local woods and witness this spectacular sight, as well doing a bit of bird/wildlife spotting (take your Nature Diary with you). You can find out where your nearest Bluebell Wood is by visiting The Woodlands Trust website, here you can also register your local Bluebell Wood so that other people may visit it too.
So get out there and enjoy your environment.