'Bumbarrel' is an old name for the Long-tailed Tit, everyone's favourite garden bird. And the reason they're called that is for the shape of their nest. It's almost spherical, with a little hole at the front, and made from a special weave of moss, lichen, spiders' webs and feathers.
Took Coco around Mayesbrook Park this morning, we didn't go
too early, after all it is a Sunday.
View across one of the lakes
The willows here are impressive
Wildlife? Plenty including both
Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers, loads of ducks, geese and swans as you
would expect. And this Grey Squirrel sat in one of the willows and totally
unphased by Coco, mind you she is on the small side!