So many visitors in one small garden – I just cannot believe it! I wonder if anyone can help me now with the ID for the latest new bird visiting. The photo below was taken late afternoon in my garden. This bird does look slightly familiar.
Okay, perhaps I should help out… This bird is not of the feathered kind. It’s more of the ‘stuffed’ kind, even more of the stuffed toy kind – a goldfinch to be precise. So what’s this about now, surely it is too late for an April Fools?
This bird has been a test subject! Yep… it stood very still as we tried to direct the position of an outside camera. It's okay it didn’t have a speaking part!
This April Fools Day, I received a present of an outside weatherproof camera. It still needs some fine adjustment – I need to see it during all light levels yet. To start with we are going to leave it set up to view my Blackbird Nestbox. It has plenty of cable so we should be able to move it around the garden should we see no nesting action there too.
So, if you are listening Mr and Mrs Blue Tit, there are others who can take the starring roles on my small silver screen just waiting in the Pergola and beyond!!
So why set this up on April Fools Day? Ah... that's easy! Today has been my Birthday :-D
The photo above was taken in my garden on April 1st 2008.