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A few of our feathered garden friends

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By amy

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We are very lucky to have such a wonderful variety of birds in our garden I thought you might like to see a few ,some not so good photos through the kitchen window !


LONG-TAILED TIT


GREENFINCH


GOLDFINCH


SPARROWHAWK .. rescued from shed


CHARLIE .. pheasant


resident DOVES … Mork & Mindy , always a loving pair …


BULLFINCH


ROBIN .. having a bad hair day …


JAY .. Poor photo !


PIGEON … bath time


BLACKBIRD .. bath time , clean lot in my garden ,I don’t provide the towels ….


SONG THRUSH


Sorry this one isn’t nice but its life I’m afraid !

And many more not mentioned , feeding times are fun they wait and then zoom over my head to get their favourite seeds first …..

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Oh Amy you are very blessed getting so many special visitors - what a marvellous collection. Poor old robin - i have days like that too...

3 Feb, 2016

 

What a super variety of birds you have visiting your garden, haven't seen a Thrush for years.

3 Feb, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Thank you both ,we love to watch the birds some of them are so tame , by the way that rough dirty hand holding the sparrowhawk is OH's not mine Lol ...

3 Feb, 2016

 

What great photos Amy.

3 Feb, 2016

 

You are very lucky to have such a wide variety of birds visit your garden.

3 Feb, 2016

 

Good variety of birds are visiting your garden Amy. We love to see as much of them as possible too and providing them with food and bath vessels ...no towels either.

3 Feb, 2016

 

What great photos Amy, our feathered friends are not easy to capture, you have a good selection in your garden. How did the hawk get trapped in the shed. Glad Tony rescued him

3 Feb, 2016

 

Amazing collection of birds. That pheasant looks so proud

4 Feb, 2016

 

My hands look like your OH's after a day in the garden. I do start with gloves on, but find I can't do precision work and take them off after, um! 5 minutes. lol.

4 Feb, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Thank you all Dawn the shed door is almost always open smaller birds often fly in by mistake we then have of job of getting them out as they tend to flap at the windows in panic we think the Sparrowhawk chased a smaller bird in as he was flapping up a window trying to get out ..Paul Charlie turns up every winter its shooting season he probably feels safe here he often brings a lady friend with him his colours are amazing ..I'm the same sue you have to have a proper feel ,my nails are stronger and better from not being out so much this winter than they've ever been ....

4 Feb, 2016

 

You're right - I keep looking at mine and thinking, Wow, they're clean....

4 Feb, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Lol ....Sg I do the same I can't believe there mine , I've gone as far as to put nail varnish on !

4 Feb, 2016

 

Oh Amy ...I do envy you, having so many birds come and visit ! I have only ever seen a Jay abroad and I have never seen a bullfinch ! The blackie made me smile too ! I love to watch them bath ! Poor Robin definitely needs a comb ! lol
We have a small amount of birds visit , but every time I get my camera out when we are sat in the conservatory, they must sense that I'm there as they all fly away !
Your pictures are amazing and your camera must be quite special too !
I also for the first time ever have clean , decent sized nails, instead of short grubby ones ! For some reason , when I remove my gardening gloves, my hands are dirty ! Don't know what I do !

4 Feb, 2016

 

Fantastic photos, Amy, and such a variety, I would never get anything done if I were you! I didn't get to do the bird count this year as I was up in Suffolk having a 'girlie' long weekend with my daughters and granddaughter.

4 Feb, 2016

 

Nail varnish Amy? Wow, that's impressive. I haven't got any...best not to draw attention to my nails!

4 Feb, 2016

 

How lovely to have all these in your garden,Amy.and well done to Tony,for rescuing the sparrow hawk..I bought niger seed especially for Goldfinches,and they were attracted at first,but then they disappeared,and we haven't seen them since.! i just put sunflower hearts,those half coconut shells ,and fat balls now,and something on the ground for the Robin and blackbirds...they seem to please most of the ones that come to visit..You were lucky to capture some lovely photo's..:o)

5 Feb, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Thanks girls ,Rose my camera is nothing special just a little Panasonic It seems the winter break has helped us all to have clean hands/ nails for a change I'm not sure how you can keep yours clean under your gloves Rose maybe some of those plastic ones under your gardening gloves But that could be difficult to work with ! never mind Gill I'm sure you had a much nicer time with your girls in Suffolk Southwold is the place for a fresh fish platter down by the river ...yummy ...Sue it doesn't happen that often only if I'm going out :o) You have a nice selection Sandra, its strange our birds don't go for the half coconut shells ,they stay there until they turn green Grrrr ....

5 Feb, 2016

 

Ours love them,Amy but only eat the fat balls as a last result,and they usually end up going mouldy..they used to go mad for them at one time..are they getting more fussy,do you think? I'm not going to buy anymore,and will put more coconut shells up..Yours have a 'eat as much as you like 'Buffet,by the sound of it :o)
Just a thought about Gardening gloves getting dirty on the inside..mine do too...I start a job without them,then realise it's a mucky one,so I then put the gloves on ..Lol ..then off..back on,,= dirty inside and out :o) x

5 Feb, 2016

amy
Amy
 

I think the birds are getting more fussy Sandra in fact I'm wondering if we are wrong in making them so lazy but do like to help them through the winter months , I feed ours twice a day morning and then again about 4.pm so their tummies are full before bed time Lol .... the little Robins feed until its dark the blue tits are not far behind they are so small they need it to keep them warm ... I always feel guilty if I'm not there because we have gone out for the day :o( x

5 Feb, 2016

 

I have wondered the same,Amy..someone on our local Radio suggested as such,especially feeding them in summer.He said it discouraged them from foraging natures way,and he only feeds them when it's the worst of weathers..
If you think back to our childhood,they only usually got bits of left over bread,which is said to be bad for them...Blimey,your's really are spoiled, what about their lunch ? Lol xx

5 Feb, 2016

 

Hi Amy,
Lovely to come back on to this blog, having been 'off' for a while! Fancy getting bullfinches! I feed the birds too but certainly don't get the variety. I have mostly sparrows and starlings. There is a pair of blackbirds now that the weather is worse and a wood pigeon who monopolises the birdtable. we have far fewer ringneck doves this year. Had a few longtailed tits pause for a feed on their way to better pastures and I saw a wren on the fence yesterday. The dunnock has disappeared and so have the robins. I do hope those rotten cats didn't get them. I love cats except for their habit of sneaking up on my birds. More power to your elbow. We all need to do our bit to help our fast disappearing songbirds.

6 Feb, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Lunch is a buffet in the hedgerows Sandra Lol ...
Welcome back Phyl I hope you are keeping well , you have a nice few birds to keep you interested wood pigeons are our troublesome birds they descend as soon as I put the grain out I bang on the window to make them fly away allowing the smaller birds to have their share , we have found the mix they all like best is a melted block of the cheapest lard mixed with a bag of porridge oats with a few hand fulls of grain until you have a stiff mixture let it set solid and then put a few spoonfuls out on the bird table in the morning ,they love it , mix a big bowl up it lasts several days ... we have one feeder hanging in a holly tree there's a low wall next to it the neighbors cats often hide the other side of the wall waiting to pounce I haven't actually seen them catch a bird the feeder is too high up the tree ...

6 Feb, 2016

 

Some brilliant photos there Amy, and so many types of birds! Love the Jay, I've never seen one in reality. That's such a fun shot of the Blackbird, he's absolutely drenched..ha ha! Those Long tailed Tits are just beautiful...such a lot to see Amy, and all enjoying your winter garden....

8 Feb, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Janey , hope you are well :o) Janey we have some of those logs where you push suet sticks which are about 4 " long into the holes ,the Tits and chaffinches love them but the suet sticks started disappearing over night we don't know who or what is responsible we have decided to take them in at night putting them back out in the morning ...

9 Feb, 2016

 

Great photos Amy. Watching the birds is a great in the winter isnt it. :)

17 Feb, 2016

amy
Amy
 

I love watching them Karen you get to know them and their funny ways :o)

19 Feb, 2016

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