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It’s been a glorious week. Getting back into the garden is a great feeling especially when the temperature has been in the high teens.

With the lovely weather the birds have been making nests while the sun shines!

This year my garden Robins have decided to build their nest in a big Ivy bush, instead of using the nesting box. Of course J & Z cat think it’s great watching them flit backwards and forwards with more moss & other fibers.

Today, I have put a bamboo high fence around the ivy so that they can let them nest in peace! So far so good!

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Beautiful mild day

I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.

A magical thing.

And sweet to remember.

We are nearer to Spring than we were in September.

I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.”

Oliver Herford

Mild December Days

It has been a mild weekend. A chance for me to get out into the garden and clean the bird bath and top up their drinking water.

Over the weekend I receive the first few Christmas cards throughout my letterbox. They all showed snowy wintery scenes, pictures of fat robins or carol singers in the snow.

We don’t seems to get any carol singers anymore. Not like I used to when I was younger, I even went carol singing myself.

We also don’t get White Christmas’s any more either. Not in Yorkshire anyway! I would love some of the white stuff on the 25th, only if I could justify sitting in the house all day with the fire on!

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For the past few weeks, every time I pop into the garden, there appears two Robins watching my every move. They wait for me to fill up the bird bath, watching me from the apple tree, or peeking through the ivy. Last year they built a nest in the ivy and laid 4 eggs, unfortunately the eggs didn’t hatch. I cleared up the bird box and I’m hoping that next year they will build their nest there again and be more successful.

Robin nest – this fits into the palm of my hand. It is made with moss, horse and cat hair/fur, an odd bit of coloured wool amongst other items.

Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a tree,

Up went Pussy-cat, and down went he;

Down came Pussy-cat, and away Robin ran;

Says little Robin Redbreast, “Catch me if you can.”

Little Robin Redbreast flew upon a wall,

Pussy-cat jumped after him, and almost got a fall;

Little Robin chirp’d and sang, and what did Kitty say?

Pussy-cat said “Mew,” and Robin flew away.

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