Sunday, 31 August 2014

An Irish back garden

We're back at Granny and Granddad's house in County Limerick, Ireland now and there's still plenty to see. They have a big back garden, with a stream running down one side and fields at the end of the garden. There were lots of places where it looked like something had been coming through the hedge into the garden, so we set up the trail camera last night to see if we could see anything. We caught a fox on camera!

The trail through the hedge, where we set up the camera
We've spotted a few butterflies in the garden (in the brief moments when the sun has come out and the rain stopped!), most notably this Speckled Wood.

There are lots of birds around in the garden, especially Robins and Pied Wagtails (they seem to always be running around on the grass).

There are lots of Swallows flying around and sitting at very regular intervals along the telephone lines.

There are a surprising number of Rooks here. At home we might see one or two, but there are lots of them around here and you see them everywhere. There was a family of 7 Rooks digging holes in the lawn this afternoon. The parents were feeding the young birds.

#100DaysOfNature Day 39 - Parent rook feeding a youngster

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