Just one new thing from our garden on day 21 plus several birds we have seen before.
This little green caterpillar is the new one for today. I need to get a confirmed ID for it but it does look similar to the caterpillar of a Light Brown Apple Moth, which is the moth I have posted in this series – though again that ID needs confirming.
I discovered the caterpillar as I was working on the “flower” bed under the Hawthorn. A Robin was quite close watching me and it was only a few seconds after I left the area that the Robin came down, picked up the caterpillar and gave it a good swing about and bashing on the ground before swallowing it.
A female Blackbird spent sometime sunning and preening itself in the same area after eating a few insects it found.
The Blue Tits are still busy with their nest. I watched one Blue Tit pulling individual flowers off the Cherry tree , hold them against the branch it was on, peck at the back of the flower then let it drop.
A Squirrel was also eating the Cherry Blossom.
Towards late afternoon a couple of Great Tits were busy in the garden especially around the new piles of garden rubbish I had created. One was also having a drink from the dish of water – I have used that as the header image.
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