For Tree Following
this year I'm following one of the several wonderful old silver birch
trees on North Merchiston Cemetery in Edinburgh. Crafty Green Boyfriend
and I started walking round this cemetery (and the nearby Dalry
Cemetery) every day for our #DailyExercise during the first UK lockdown
last year. And we're still doing the same walk regularly.
I realise I'm a little late with this update! Part of the reason is that I've been very busy.
The birch tree looks beautiful at the moment, fully in leaf and very green
But all is not well, which is another part of the reason this post is late, I was so upset to see that the blue tits' nest box has been damaged - the entrance hole which was so neat and round has been broken into and enlarged and the chicks are no longer in there
This is almost certainly the work of the great spotted woodpeckers, which are also nesting in the cemetery. Last year the great spotted woodpecker chick became a bit of a local celebrity
So, I like great spotted woodpeckers and I know they need to eat, and I know that they sometimes eat blue tits, but why did they need to eat our blue tits?
For Tree Following.
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