Friday, 31 May 2013

Starlinglings Today

Thursday was an improving sort of a day with the rain of the last few days clearing away at last. It remained cool though with the temperature only reaching a high of 13.8°C.

There’s talk about how cold our spring has been this year. Here are my unofficial figures with only one more day to go. The 3 month average for March, April and May won’t change much with the addition of a single day.

By my reckoning that makes it the coldest spring since 1962. No wonder then that everything in the garden is late.

The starling fledglings arrived at the bird table today. As soon as they arrive their squawking can be heard as they demand feeding.  
There wasn't enough space on our bird table for the whole brood and some waited rather impatiently in the magnolia tree for their turn. 
I've still to see any blackbird, robin or blue tit fledglings. I'm sure they've all got nests nearby so it should just be a matter of time. 

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


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