On Saturday Sally, Irene and I (plus robin) helped to open the bird watching hide at Millbrook Garden Centre (video). We were very fortunate that the “cutting of the ribbon” was timed for one of the few dry periods of the day! However, as always, we met many people and did a lot of talking about birds and wildlife conservation. Sally managed to take some nice videos (Birds1)(Birds2) of feeding birds during one of several heavy showers.
The Sun was shining on Sunday and the garden centre was very busy – and so were we. As usual the staff at Millbrook made us feel very welcome. A really good day – but by the end I was feeling at bit like this woodpigeon!
The staff at Millbrook have organised events for children throughout this week and we are back there on Thursday for a “Talk and Lunch” event. Graham and I will give an illustrated talk about the wildlife garden, and we will then conduct a tour of the area to see what birds are about. After that it’s back to the cafe for lunch.