Himself was hanging containers of nuts around the place so that the birds still have an easy food source, but selfishly too because I love taking photos of the birds in the garden.
I noticed last week we now have ring necked Doves in the garden. We used to have these lovely birds at our home in Letterkenny but the big storm of some years back blew down their trees and they moved to other trees nearby. So you can imagine how happy I am to be able to see Doves in Daisy Cottage. Their soft cooing is very peaceful and they are so pretty to look at. I had my camera with me (what's new!) as we sat there and was rewarded with one of "our" doves landing on a branch in the garden.