Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.
There are many people who enjoy seeing birds in their gardens and so they purchase wild bird seed/food to encourage as many varieties as possible. It's a wonderful feeling when a bird has been enticed into your garden especially if you have never seen a particular variety feeding there before. So, I like a good many others place handfuls of mysterious seed concoctions and wait ... Birds are not usually tidy eaters - they are continually looking to make sure that they are safe and not in any danger. This leads to a fair bit of mess as seeds continually fly in all directions landing in the borders, on the lawn and between paved areas. Which leads me to my current mystery ... some of the seeds from the last batch of bird food landed between the slabs and began to grow very rapidly. I didn't recognise the leaves and thought I'd leave a few of the plants to grow to find out what this mystery plant, whose seeds were apparently in the bird food, was. It has now come into flower ... but I still do not recognise it. Does anyone else have any idea what it could be? Should we be feeding our wild birds on mystery plants? Could this be one of the reasons why some of the smaller birds are now in decline? Purpled Sky I have now been able to name this lovely flower that came free in the bird seed.