Hello everyone! How was your weekend, any nice wins to report? A few nice bits and pieces here including a Playmobil set which I will squirrel away for my youngest at Christmas, a Dreamworks magazine from Sun Perks, a bottle of Headrin head lice treatment (not glamorous but practical all the same) and a cuddly owl toy from a Twitter comp! The Christmas cupboard has begun at least, and I am seeing lots of fab Christmas competitions already. Have you started comping for Christmas?
Autumn has certainly arrived here on the island and we have been enjoying some lovely weekend walks along the coastline, on the cliffs and through the woods. One thing we are never short of here on the Isle of Wight is beautiful scenery and wildlife! In particular as a family we are huge fans of squirrels, and red ones especially. In point of fact there are no grey squirrels here on the Island and it is an offence to introduce greys to the Island – it is a conservation habitat for red squirrels. Red squirrels are much more timid and difficult to spot than greys we have found, and like to play hide and seek when you try and take their photo in the woods.
Did you know there is even a National Red Squirrel Week? Well there is and it is this week: 28th September – 4th October 2015. Across the country people are being asked to get involved with projects set up to help our furry, nut-loving friends. Head over to The Red Squirrel Week page at the Wildlife Trust website and find out how you can get involved locally in conservation projects and activities.
In celebration of this important week here at The PrizeFinder we are giving away a fabulous squirrel-themed bundle in our monthly competition, open exclusively to members. I will choose one winner at random after the closing date of Sunday 4th October 2015 at 23:59 who will receive a flip top heavy duty wooden squirrel feeder and 6kg of squirrel food from Ark Wildlife – perfect for helping your local squirrel friends through the cold months to come! The durable timber squirrel feeder features a platform for the squirrels to sit on, lifting the lid to retrieve the food. The specially formulated squirrel food includes sunflower seeds, peanuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts and no wheat fillers – certain to keep the squirrels coming back to your garden time after time and off the bird feeders too! To join in simply leave me a comment below and tell me what your favourite garden visitor is, be it a bird or an animal – obviously mine would be a red squirrel or maybe a hedgehog. You need to be registered with The PrizeFinder and logged into your account to enter; one entry per person and one winner will be chosen at random.
Happy comping and lots of Lucky Dust to you all!
Terms & Conditions
- The prize is a Flip Top wooden squirrel feeder and 6kg of squirrel food from Ark Wildlife
- The closing date for entries is 23:59 on Sunday 4th October 2015.
- Open to UK residents aged 18 or over
- Entrants must be registered PrizeFinder users and logged in to their account
- Entrants must leave a comment on the blog answering the question “What is your favourite garden visitor?"
- Only one entry per person
- One winner will be chosen at random from all entries
- The winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date, and must confirm their postal address within 28 days or an alternative winner will be selected
I'm going to go for the Hawk as I had one in the garden earlier this morning and it was beautiful.
we have a heron who visits occasionally , sits on the fence and eyes up my pond, which from past experience I have now covered with wire so he cannot eat the fish!!
I love watching the squirrels (we only see the grey ones here) but they get very tame once we start feeding them.
love to see the hedgehogs
Squirrel and the woodland birds as we live on the edge of the forest
Is it the hundreds of starlings?, no it a cute Robin, who sits on the patio, if we forget too put out his fav brekie, "meal worm", if you are eating, he will perch on the table, and nearly hand feed him.
I love the wrens, when one visits - they are such a little 'bouncy ball' of a bird. And supposedly shy - though I did have one that would sit on the windowsill and watch me in the kitchen !
We are live right on the edge of cannock chase. Its beautiful and we get a lot of lovely wildlife visiting our garden. We have visits from hedgehogs, squirrels, all sorts of birds, foxes, badgers, deer. My favourite visitors are the deer.
The robin is a frequent visitor to my garden
We had a beautiful fox last year who was a very welcome visitor.
little hedgehog who hides under the car, our wee friend
we love the local rabbits - very cute and saves me having to get our own
We love to see mr red squirrel hopping about the garden and being naughty and stealing all the food left out for the birdies!
A male and female duck they come every afternoon for food and a swim in my pond
I love Hedgehogs - I have had one or two visiting my garden in the past they are so cute
There's a robin that comes and sits on the fence whenever I'm mowing the garden :-)
I have a robin that sits on a large pot outside my kitchen window and we often have ducks that visit from our next door neighbours.
butterfly's and bees but in the field behind us we get deer x
Love a visit from a hedgehog
Mine is the grey squirrel. I love to see the grey squirrels darting about and running across my fences. Sadly I ran one over on the way home tonight, I was so sad, I cried!
My cat stands at the window and shouts at ducks. That's my favourite thing. 8-)
When I lived with my parents I lived seeing squirrels and hedgehogs.
We have a robin, a few squirrels and a sparrow hawk who hovers behind the house. The robin comes everyday and sits on the fence
We haven't got a pond but I found a frog in the garden a few evenings ago!
We had a woodpecker visit once before, as my mum is a keen bird feeder, she has lots of different birds visit, this one being one of the rarer kind.
I would love to see a Red Squirrel (although I have seen some at a Wildlife Centre) so my favourite visitor would be a hedgehog or two xx
We have beautiful goldfinches, blackbirds, starlings, bluetits, and coaltits visiting the garden. We have had a sparrowhawk and a Harris Hawk who unfortunately tend to feast on the smaller birds, but that is nature! We have red squirrels in Northumberland and Scotland, but have not seen any in the garden to date.
We have a lovely sparrowhawk that visits our garden - they look so regal
We have a couple of squireels come into our garden, usually to pinch the bird seed. They are so cute and cheeky that we don't mind at all