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By Janey

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We were lucky enough to spend a few days away this week
on the shores of Lake Windermere. As we know, the weather has been pretty grim and no different up there, but it was great to get away and see some local birdlife.

As it was especially cold, we hung some bird treats just outside one of the lodge windows and within a few minutes the birds were flying in….

First to arrive were a pair of Nuthatches….very beautiful but bossy, they would only feed on their own, jabbing at any other bird who dared to land!

Though we do get the Longtailed Tits in the garden at home, we’d never seen them close-up like this, gorgeous colours and so cute…:))

Now who’s peeping??

Along with Blue Tits and Great Tits came the very small Coal Tit, just the one, swinging away, keeping an eye out for those Nuthatches.

Not to forget this cheeky Robin who prefered his treats all to himself on the wall top, thank you very much….:))

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Thank you Janey fantastic photos .

23 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks Kathy....:o)) How's it up where you are? Are you able to get to Glamis okay?

23 Mar, 2013

 

Beautiful photo's. I'm glad you had a good time despite the weather......

23 Mar, 2013

 

Lovely close ups Janey, it makes you wonder how such tiny little creatures withstand the aweful weather.

23 Mar, 2013

 

wonderful photos, glad you had a good time even if the weather was awful.

23 Mar, 2013

 

Hi Janey ...
pretty bird pics ... :o)

23 Mar, 2013

 

Very good shots. Love the first nuthatch one. Gone into faves!

23 Mar, 2013

 

Glad you had a lovely time,Janey,despite the weather..those little birds would be so grateful you fed them..We used to visit Windermere,and Ambleside a lot,when we lived in Cumbria...lovely places to see,and some nostalgic memories..your photo's are wonderful,thank you :o)

23 Mar, 2013

 

Brilliant photos, really! I love them, keep them coming.

23 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks Hb...yes, you sort of expect bad weather there, so cold and dry was just fine...:)). We did leave on Thursday evening, as we'd heard the snow was coming...thank goodness we did!
I know Stroller, lots of places to shelter there though, food for them now though will be scarce won't it....:((
Thanks Louisa and Tt.....the birds were only inches away from the window...:))
Aw thanks Lulu!
How wonderful living there Sandra, it's my all time favourite place, even in the rain....the nature and wildlife is amazing...and the tall conifers....ooh I could go on for ages...pleased you liked me pics.....:))

23 Mar, 2013

 

What a delight Janey, beautiful pics too. It certainly is a wonderful part of the country too.

23 Mar, 2013

 

These are stunning photos janey, how fabulous to see so many beautiful birds.

23 Mar, 2013

 

Great shots of the birds Janey, we don't get the nuthatch here so they are a rare treat to see, it is beautiful in the lakes .......

23 Mar, 2013

 

Excellent photos of gorgeous little chaps (and chapesses?)

23 Mar, 2013

 

Great pics of these beautiful little birds...:>)

23 Mar, 2013

 

Ome loverly pictures Janey,We have also spent the day watching the local bird life, icluding Nuthatches, Logtailtits, Robins and Blackbirds enjoying the seeds, nuts and my own made fruitcake;0)

23 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks girls!

No, not our side Lincslass.....we must have the wrong type of nuts....:)). I'm hoping they're still enjoying the feeders, with all the snow now.

Lucky you to have them Carole, of course you're on the west too, not so far to go to the lovely Lakes....:))

23 Mar, 2013

 

Whereabouts on Windermere janey?

23 Mar, 2013

 

What beautiful photos Janey, such a treat for us as well as you, thanks......

23 Mar, 2013

 

Great blog, Janey. Thank you very much. How nice from you to think on these little creatures even on holiday. I bet they will remember a nice lady bringing them horn of plenty for next few generations ;-)

24 Mar, 2013

 

Just between Bowness and Ambleside Sticki at White Cross Bay leisure park. We used to holiday here when the children were small, then this last few years they've had a revamp, the lodges are beautiful and the static caravans, the park itself is full of rhododendrons, acers and huge conifers, the gardeners there do a fantastic job....:))

Thanks Dd and Katarina....:))

24 Mar, 2013

 

It looks a beautiful spot, we stayed in ambleside last year, I really liked it.

24 Mar, 2013

 

very special and wonderful:-)))))))))

24 Mar, 2013

 

hope you enjoyed your break Janey and nice you both got to have a break, lovely photos of the birds even though its been so cold its still lovely to get away and have a change isnt it :o)) xx

24 Mar, 2013

 

I always feel the Lakes has a magical atmosphere Sticki....
Thank you Junna...:))
We did thanks San, yes just to get away is a treat....:))

24 Mar, 2013

 

I agree janey, beautiful place

24 Mar, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Janey those photos are beautiful what a good idea to encourage them with bird feed ever thoughtful even on holiday ,I'm glad you had a good enjoyable time in a beautful area xx

27 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks Amy....we wondered if they were used to people feeding them as they were soon there and quite bold, still feeding when people walked by. Yes, we loved it....:))

27 Mar, 2013

amy
Amy
 

It's lovely to see them up close like that ,I hope there wasn't any nasty Sparrowhawks in the area . beautiful birds I know ' But ' ... I'm a birthday girl today , Tony has opened a bottle of wine , Night Night xx

27 Mar, 2013

 

Thank you Snoopy...:))

Oh Amy! Happy birthday for yesterday!! Hope you had a lovely day, I can just see you both, wine in hand snuggled round your stove...XX

28 Mar, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Janey , I had a wonderful day and lots of lovely pressies xx I asked Tony if he had baked me a cake he looked very sheepish , you will have to get Ian to teach him how :o))

28 Mar, 2013

 

Lol.....now he can do breadcakes...:o))

30 Mar, 2013

 

good place to spend sometime great bird captures.

21 Jun, 2013

 

:))

21 Jun, 2013

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