Farm Wildlife

Bird babies, Brian and a Hummingbird Moth

I couldn’t end this newsletter without mentioning our latest wildlife encounters! Firstly, we have two resident bird families making nests in the perennial house – a pair of Chipping Sparrows hatched 4 eggs in the Delphiniums and raised the youngsters. They flew away one by one last Monday. The other nest in the Astilbes we think belongs to a pair of House Sparrows and the 5 youngsters were a little later hatching out. They are still there, growing stronger every day. On a hanging basket last week we spotted a Hummingbird Moth taking a break. These moths are very cool! Finally, if you haven’t met Brian, our rescue kitten yet, ask one of our kids to show him off! He needed a home and he’s been bringing much needed joy and distraction into an otherwise busy and crazy time of year in our house!

House Sparrow Babies

House Sparrow Babies

Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird Moth