Hi, my name is Jan and after visiting and admiring many blogs over the last eighteen months or so I have decided to become a fully paid up member of the community by sharing my observations and thoughts with all the nice (I hope) people who may take the time and trouble to visit me.
This blog will be mainly observations of the birds that visit my garden on the edge of the Cotswolds and occasionally farther afield, and also of nature in general.
I have been interested in nature since a child and have always enjoyed watching the birds in my garden and while out walking.
I hope this will be an enjoyable experience for me and for you.
My garden has for the past week or so, like so much of the country, been covered in a blanket of icy snow which has meant the birds have been particularly busy and I have had to don my wellies each day to fill the feeders and tables.
The photo below of a juvenile Blackbird was taken by me in the garden last summer.