T'other day I was on the turbo trainer in the garden and again I noticed something about the mock orange bush we have at the back of the back garden.
Yes... my eyes weren't deceiving me - the lower leaves of our Philadephus were spattered in bird lime.
Something was probably roosting in our mock orange each night.
(I was thinking of a small passerine, grapple fans, not a bleedin' EAGLE or something).
So I took my wee camera up to the bush last night and a torch - to see what I could see.
The resulting video is below.
But before you watch it - have a guess.
Do I find anything - and if so.... WHAT?
A clue you say?
There was something ORANGE in our MOCK ORANGE.
I don't recommend shining a torch into something's eyes at night (ESPECIALLY not something nocturnal like an owl or hedgehog).
Luckily for me, this particular animal wasn't *too* disturbed by my nocturnal investigations. It actually stayed put after I made a hasty retreat at the end of the video, realising I'd disturbed it. It's back again tonight - and I used a red LED head torch tonight to ensure I didn't disturb it.