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Garden Bird-Counting Day!

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The advantage of having a few patches of really rough lawn! :)))) Quadruple blessing :)))))

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lucky you!!!

29 Jan, 2012

 

Great to see them again. They are so vivid and neat little birds. Hoping mine will be back next week.

29 Jan, 2012

 

I don't think they will Oji...they've moved in here!! :))))

29 Jan, 2012

 

very lucky you Karen - beautiful birds!

29 Jan, 2012

 

Gosh, something suits! Find out what and tell us ;)

29 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Paul. Sside...you just seem to need a really rough lawn!! lol :)

29 Jan, 2012

 

Ooh you lucky thing!

29 Jan, 2012

 

Certainly got that Karen! Well there are many reasons unknown to us so simply as Sheilar said ^^^ :)))

29 Jan, 2012

 

Do you have to sit at your window all day Karen?
(Like the hair!!!!! :o)))

29 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Linda....nope, just happened to look out ( I do look out quite often during the day) and there they were, couldn't believe it! I know Sheilar...so lucky to see these beauties...so cheerful with their bright yellow and stripes!

29 Jan, 2012

 

How lucky is that! A rare sight.

29 Jan, 2012

 

Can I please show my ignorance....what kind of birds are these please Karen?

29 Jan, 2012

 

very nice Karen, lovely birds :-))

30 Jan, 2012

 

I believe they are Siskins Scottish. You will see them out walking in the farm fields, but I don't usually see them in the garden.

30 Jan, 2012

 

Fantastic Karen....stunning to see in winter, lucky you, and us!........:)))

30 Jan, 2012

 

Looks like canaries have been "at it" with the sparrows in MY garden to me Karen,he he he,wish i had them.

30 Jan, 2012

 

They are lovely, never seen one before. Have you been watching Earthflight on BBC1?

30 Jan, 2012

 

No,no Annie, I haven't heard of that. Poppy, you're right, that's exactly what they look like! :)

30 Jan, 2012

 

Karen it finished on Sunday but the filming was amazing. Some great pics from it on the web site.

30 Jan, 2012

 

Ok,thanks! :~)

30 Jan, 2012

 

Wow , they are so pretty , its the first time I've seen these.

30 Jan, 2012

 

Very nice photos, Karen! I don't think I've seen these little beauties before! I was going to ask if you knew what they were called but I see Scottish got in before I did!

I saw the first episode of that series 'Earthflight'. I'd forgotten all about it since then which is a shame because I liked that first episode & wanted to see the others!

30 Jan, 2012

 

Earthflight was fantstic how DO they get those shots?

30 Jan, 2012

 

You should look out for Sea Eagles Susan. I was driving up a country road to my house and saw someone sitting high up in a tree with a white top on. Getting closer it was a massive bird perching and rather bending the tree! It flew off and must have had a wing span of at least 8 foot. I looked it up and it was a Sea Eagle. They were released in August and live between St.Andrews bay and the Forth - I believe they were released in Tentsmuir and a few other places, so there is a good chance you will get them in Angus. You will not forget seeing one! Wish I had my camera.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-14505322

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Fife/article/17049/video-sea-eagle-touches-down-in-methil.html

http://north-fife.blogspot.com/2010/08/fish-eagles-north-fife.html

30 Jan, 2012

 

WHoa! Thanks for that bit of amazing news Kildermore....how exciting!! I have a friend who is a falconer and he is coming over on Sunday...he will be able to tell me all about it no doubt! :)) Thank you! Karen

31 Jan, 2012

 

What gorgeous bird's lucky you :-)

31 Jan, 2012

 

Thank you Mavis. Haven't seen them since, but lots of Goldfinches today. They are wonderful too.

31 Jan, 2012

 

What a treat for you....

1 Feb, 2012

 

It was a treat DD. I was having a bad day, and then they appeared. Sometimes I feel so blessed!

2 Feb, 2012

 

I would love to see just one Siskin in my garden, Karen ... never mind four of them ... gorgeous little birds ... :o)

6 Feb, 2012

 

They are Shirley. I love all the birds, but my faves are Siskins, Goldfinches, blue-tits, wrens and Chaffinches. We don't get many chaffinches, just an occasional one really. I haven't seen a Jenny Wren for ages now :(. And of course you can't beat the song of a blackbird at dusk can you....lovely! I have a CD with birdsong on it...came with a sunday paper last year. sometimes I put it on when I am working on the computer...love it!

6 Feb, 2012

 

Can you imagine Megan's reaction if I played it ... lol! ... Today there has been quite a mix of birds in the garden ... a Magpie, 2 Robins, Sparrows, Blue and Great Tits, Collared Doves and, annoyingly, far too many Pigeons ... : o(

6 Feb, 2012

 

:)) That would be fun to see!

6 Feb, 2012

 

Turns out these are Yellowhammers NOT Siskins after all! :)))

8 Feb, 2012

 

Never mind, Karen ... they are beautiful whatever their breed ... lol! ... :o)))

9 Feb, 2012

 

:) true!

9 Feb, 2012

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