7th June 2014 – Garden Mystery…

Whilst cutting the lawn one day last week I noticed what at first glance looked like part of a fat ball in the grass, but then I remembered that we haven’t been putting fat balls out for a couple of months now. I had a closer look and thought it may have been a pellet of some sort, but then as I began to pick through it with my fingers I noticed that it was parts of small crabs and that it smelled fishy.

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Most of the smaller bits fell through the grass but I collected what I could to take a photo…

With a 1p piece for scale

With a 1p piece for scale

Our garden is approximately 1 mile from the actual edge of the Solway Estuary – but only a few hundred metres away from the marsh. It would be nice to think that we’d been visited by an otter… 

The 3 nest boxes in our garden that were occupied by Tree Sparrows have all fledged successfully…

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And we have occasional visits by Spotted Flycatcher.

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The railings roost has again been poor this spring (well it has on my visits anyway!), but one day last week there was over 60 Sanderlings…

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One Response to 7th June 2014 – Garden Mystery…

  1. Carl Baggott says:

    Intriguing – otter spraint can be various colours and will obviously break down leaving just the solids. You need a stealth game camera.

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