Day 81 in our garden

I think this post will be the end of the daily efforts. I am not expecting anything special/new in the garden for a few days and for Day 81 I am repeating some photos from Day 23. This was one of the highlights of the series.

Now that lockdown is easing car dealerships have opened again and I should be taking delivery of a new car next week, it has been on order for months. I had been hoping that it would arrive at its earliest possible date but, as it turned out, that was a couple of days before lockdown started. I would not have wanted a brand new car in the garage with nowhere to go. Now I will be able to find other things to occupy my time; like using my phone to turn the car charger on and off and even taking the car for a drive.

But back to the Day in our garden series – around Day 23 I had heard a Chiffchaff further down the road/hill, perhaps 100 metres away, (in fact this has been heard down that way on several springtimes) and up the hill to the left, perhaps 250 metres away, but I had also been hearing a Willow Warbler, perhaps 75 metres away, up the hill. So on Day 23 when I spotted a Little Brown Job in our garden I wasn’t initially sure which it was, either was enough of a surprise. I am not a confident birder and given mistakes I have made in the past I have had another look at the photos and I am happy with my ID from Day 23. It’s a Chiffchaff.

I have seen and heard Willow Warblers many times up on Baildon Moor and along Shipley Glen. I have often heard and sometimes seen Chiffchaff down at Denso Marston Nature Reserve. I was also lucky to see a Chiffchaff hopping in and out of the Brambles near the timber gate next to Glenaire Primary School on Thompson Lane. But to see one in the garden was great. The way photos are displayed varies depending on what you are using but on a desktop/laptop with a big screen you will get a clearer view of the photos if you click on them and view them in their gallery.

There’s no promise for a continuation of the Day in our garden series and given that I have created the index page I don’t think I need any re-caps. I will be finding some new things in the garden – I am still hoping to see Wren, Chaffinch and Goldcrest – and I will create a post but there are now going to be gaps.

Here’s Day 80 in our garden.

This is the index to the Days in our garden series.

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