Garden camera snaps

Today is a sad day.


Today I sold my lovely Juke in readiness for the arrival of my company car. I meant to take a photo of it before I drove it off for the last time, but *sob* I forgot! The photo above was taken three years ago when I brought it home for the first time. I had to trawl through Facebook to find it!

I appreciate that I’m very lucky to be getting a company car, and no doubt there’ll be a happy ‘new car day’ photo when it comes, but just for today, I’m mourning the loss of my baby.

So, I’m going to cheer myself up by showing you some of the best photos that our new garden camera has taken over the last couple of weeks.

I’ll start with the birds. We haven’t caught any small birds although we do get plenty of robins, wrens and various kinds of tits. There have been pigeons, collared doves, magpies and (whoop whoop) jays.

I’m surprised I don’t have more pigeon pics given the number we have frequenting the garden, but these are the three best.

Here’s the collared dove.


It’s a bit more elusive and seems less food motivated than the other birds.

Magpies, while not the kindest of birds with a questionable moral code, are undeniably striking in appearance.

I moved the camera a bit lower a few days ago to try to get some closer up pics. The camera’s 12mp which is reasonably good, but the clarity goes when you zoom in.

Finally the jays. I’m really pleased by how much they’ve been visiting us. We’ve got loads of photos so it’s going to be harder to narrow these down to just a few.

We’d seen two jays around at the same time and assumed they were a pair, but you can see here that we’ve got four. Maybe a family? Don’t know.

We have squirrels too. I know they don’t have the best of reputations, but I like having them around, they’re little cutie pies, as you can see from my pick of the best below.

The inspiration for the camera, the hedgehog that got caught in our netting that I talked about in a previous post, has only been represented once.


I hope the lack of hoggy presence is down to camera shyness and nothing more sinister.

The biggest visitor we’ve had is the fox. He comes for a mooch most evenings. As it turns out, he’s rather partial to prawn crackers and he’s definitely benefitting from me doing Slimming World!

The fox has only visited once in daylight hours, and it’s not the best photo.


We’ve managed to capture evidence of harmony between different animals.

There are a few pics that I think should be entitled ‘caption these’.


Spot the animal!


I’m going to finish on a photo which is simultaneously awesome and awful.


The cat is captured brilliantly but … pretty sure there’s been a murder! There’s no evidence of one in the garden, but that definitely looks like a wing hanging out of the cat’s mouth. Please please please don’t be one of my jays!

I love nature, but sometimes it’s so cruel.

10 thoughts on “Garden camera snaps

  1. lifestyleadventurebeauty 173108 SunEurope/London2019-08-25T08:47:02+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 25 Aug 2019 08:47:02 +0100 2017 / 8:47 am

    Your pictures make me so happy! I love the squirrel ones! So lovely that theres such alot of animals choosing to visit your garden x

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    • greengirlgardener 173110 SunEurope/London2019-08-25T10:31:50+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 25 Aug 2019 10:31:50 +0100 2017 / 10:31 am

      Thank you! I just read someone else’s post and she has so many more exotic birds visiting that now I really wish we lived somewhere a bit more rural, but I’m grateful for the variety that we do have 😁.

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      • lifestyleadventurebeauty 173101 MonEurope/London2019-08-26T01:17:07+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonMon, 26 Aug 2019 01:17:07 +0100 2017 / 1:17 am

        I can totally see where you’re coming from though, still, your garden seems very exciting to me 🙂
        Love it! X

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  2. the #1 Itinerary 173102 SunEurope/London2019-08-25T14:07:07+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 25 Aug 2019 14:07:07 +0100 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Great post 🙂

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    • greengirlgardener 173103 SunEurope/London2019-08-25T15:41:38+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 25 Aug 2019 15:41:38 +0100 2017 / 3:41 pm

      Thank you. Checking the camera is becoming addictive 🤣.


  3. Mrs Jane Halvey 173104 SunEurope/London2019-08-25T16:01:44+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 25 Aug 2019 16:01:44 +0100 2017 / 4:01 pm

    If the cat is yours or you know the owner please, please, please get it a collar with a bell on it which will alert any wildlife it’s about and won’t do it any harm. We can’t afford to lose birds to cats their numbers are dropping as it is.

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    • greengirlgardener 173104 SunEurope/London2019-08-25T16:19:46+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 25 Aug 2019 16:19:46 +0100 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Sorry, not mine – ours are indoor cats – and I’ve no idea who its owner is. Although it is natural behaviour, I appreciate your point.


  4. karen 173109 SunEurope/London2019-08-25T21:41:21+01:00Europe/London08bEurope/LondonSun, 25 Aug 2019 21:41:21 +0100 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Wonderful. What’s sort of camera is it please? Was it easy to set up. Love the pics if the cheeky squirrels – and the cat.

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