Thursday, 24 March 2011

Spring: Flowers and Birds

The first crocus flowered back on 12 March and have been increasing in number ever since.

The ones in flower are almost all outside the dining room window - the warmest and sunniest place in the garden.

They look best when they open in the sun, but this can also make the bright colours difficult to photograph.

Many other plants are growing strongly now, such as the Kent Bells below.

Starlings - Polish name Szpaki (Shpakee) - are constantly around feeding off insects, whatever in the gardens.

They dig into the ground, leaving small holes everywhere.

They are very nervous and whirl off at the slightest disturbance.

A couple of weeks ago, the crows - Gawrony (Gavronee) were flocking around, although they didn't come into the garden and I now normally see them flying round in pairs or small groups.

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