Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Onions Sets and Woodpeckers
I cant believe how fast my order of beautiful onion sets arrived ! Drat ! I have a rotten cold and very sore throat...... and definitely dont feel like planting 350 onion sets today.
Blue skies here in Mullion the last three days, although there is an eerie breeze blowing from the east.....leaves are tumbling from the trees after the cold clear nights .
I was watching a woodpecker up in the pine trees at the bottom of our garden .This is the Greater Spotted Woodpecker. They often nest here amongst the ivy. There is one who loves to drum against the metal work on the telegraph poles ..he must think he is the finest woodpecker in the kingdom to make such a loud noise . I was watching this one drumming with a stone in it's beak ...I thought at first he had something stuck on his beak ..but when I crept up to take this photo , he had obviously dropped it .
I,m surprised that he let me get so close . They usually slither round behind the branch , rather like squirrels do . We sadly only get about one squirrel in every five years here.
So , I came in and ordered a big sack of wild bird seed and peanuts . I love to watch them at the bird feeders , from my kitchen window . Those peanuts are so expensive...but when you look out and see this ..... aaah...worth every penny ! : )
........and you can get even better photos of them ! : )