Woodpeckers and bird baths

With a week off and a number of beautification projects, I had rashly ordered a bird bath to sit on a random column outside our kitchen window. I had a moment of buyer’s remorse until I saw the first blackbird sipping and then having a full wash in the shallow bowl. First a blackbird then a robin as the garden birds seemed happy to have a splash and a drink.

View from the kitchen

Further up in a tree top was a tap, tap, knock, knock and looking up, a spectacular red, black and white greater spotted woodpecker pecked enthusiastically at the top of a large recently pollarded acer. An exciting sighting for a central London garden!

With window boxes freshened up for the spring and my avocado plantation on the window sill, the lockdown hobbies have kept me going for a while, one project finished.

Window boxes
The Avocado plantation

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