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how lovely jane/ray, i havent seen one of these before, great pic ;o))

30 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely - hope you listed him on your Birdwatch sheet!

30 Jan, 2010

 

We have them here.
I've not seen the male for over a week now, i'm wondering what's happened, there's only the female now ..... she loves the suet block !

30 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely photo, just done my birdwatch this morning.

30 Jan, 2010

 

Tanny has some nice shots of them Sandra he s not too far from you ..quite easy to miss amongst dunnocks and sparrows .Yes bird count done as Redwing visited in snow as well today ..no sign of male here either Louise apparently they used to be summer visitors and always migrate for winter but now more staying here throughout the year ..

30 Jan, 2010

 

havent done mine yet, it said tomoz as well didnt it? hope so

30 Jan, 2010

 

I'm doing mine tomorrow San.

Bb, what concerns me is that he's been here up until a week ago and i'm wondering where he's gone .... if anything awful's happened to him !

30 Jan, 2010

 

ok thanx lou, i will first thing before anyone else up so not to be disturbed

30 Jan, 2010

 

Think they just look after themselves during winter months Louise as dont breed in earnest till late spring so just concentrating on food now so dont think they have coupled up yet .Quite feisty little birds for their size.

30 Jan, 2010

 

Not seen them in our garden, just because we need to count the birds this week-end we have seen one bird, so will try again tomorrow....

30 Jan, 2010

 

you need to coax them in dotty, ive bourght muffins lol so im expecting a good count ;o))

30 Jan, 2010

 

Brown bread (organic) on the lawn, and the 2 tables and bird feeder all full and ready to go!!!

30 Jan, 2010

 

lol dotty hahah

30 Jan, 2010

 

Lol...Good luck for tomorrow Sandra and Dd ! Think we had good count today as have another 3 inches of the white stuff to contend with.These sort of days bring them flocking...at one poin counted 23 blackbirds in one go!

Louise...our trotty wagtail had disappeared for a week too,and we did wonder...but he was back today in the fresh snow ! Must have been finding insects on the ground when the snow had disappeared. Try not to worry......

30 Jan, 2010

 

thanx ray/jane, im quite excited lol

30 Jan, 2010

 

Muffins Sandra ! Ours got the last of the Christmas cake and value scones from Morrisons !

30 Jan, 2010

 

lol ray.. blueberry ones, lovely also ive some of that wholemeal seeded bread which they seem to enjoy

30 Jan, 2010

 

Well,that should do the trick then ! Dont forget to tell us all how you got on !

30 Jan, 2010

 

will do ray :o))

30 Jan, 2010

 

I've never seen one of these little birds :( Lovely photo. I began to count the birds this morning but was interrupted so decided to restart tomorrow. The long tailed tits came today so hoping they return tomorrow as well :)

30 Jan, 2010

 

Gee...first time in our garden too.This female is roosting at night in our thick ivy...saw her go in there at dusk ! Hope your long tailed tits return so you can add them to your list !

30 Jan, 2010

 

Another of your great bird photos Ray, you certainly can spot them.

31 Jan, 2010

 

did my bird count this morning ray, and the muffins worked wonders lol all my blackbirds are back, blue tits, coal tits, my dunnock back in the garden to which was great to see, a wren popped by, first time ive seen one, about 30 starlings which is the norm here lol,the morehen was back for a few mins to but very timmid, pigeons and the doves, so all acounted for ;o)) oh and of course my little robin has been here all morning

31 Jan, 2010

 

San well done, your muffins worked then? you will have to read my blogs to find out how I got on......lol

31 Jan, 2010

 

hi dotty thankyou, they had hotcross buns to :o)) im going to check out your blog now

31 Jan, 2010

 

Thankyou Doctorbob.........
Very well done Sandra....those muffins did the trick ! We too have flocks of roughly 20 to 30 starlings...difficult to count arent they !Lol...Glad your robin has stayed....
Dottyd....just popping over to see !

31 Jan, 2010

 

lol ray, the starlings wouldnt keep still, so it was a rough count, im so happy robin is still with me and seeing the little dunnock was a joy to see :o))

31 Jan, 2010

 

Lol Sandra...keep missing you !!! Just been over to see Dottyds result !!!!

31 Jan, 2010

 

im here hahaha, trying to catch up, jumping from one member to another :o))

31 Jan, 2010

 

LOL...catch your breath Sandra !

31 Jan, 2010

 

its been a rushing around day all day ray, going to make a nice cuppa now and take my time on todays blogs and pics :o))

31 Jan, 2010

 

Good idea...we were busy too.Set off for a big Morrisons shop at 1pm...stocked up for us AND the birds of course.Had to be back in time for the top up before last feed of the day...thats usually between 2.30 and 4 !Not that our lives are regulated around the birds or anything.Lol

31 Jan, 2010

 

not at all ray lol, i need to get bird feed tomoz myself and get baz to put new feeder trays up i got before hols, keep him out of trouble lol

31 Jan, 2010

 

He's nice, I dont think I've seen a Black Ca before.

31 Jan, 2010

 

Lol Sandra !
Dawn...a first for us in the garden too !!

1 Feb, 2010

 

Good pic BB/Jane. :o)

2 Feb, 2010

 

So pleased for you two ,nice pic .seen blackcaps before but not in our garden,lovely bird and best known for its delightful song..

2 Feb, 2010

 

Well done Bonkers. Another great pic.
I'm ashamed to say that this year I didn't take part in the birdwatch as I was away all weekend.

3 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks TT and Deida.........
Hope you enjoyed the weekend Toto...theres always next year and by then the numbers of visitors will hopefully have grown as you continue your feeding regime ! Fingers crossed for your nest boxes !

3 Feb, 2010

 

I've got everything crossed Bonkers.

3 Feb, 2010

 

Oh really........................... !! Painful....

3 Feb, 2010

 

Yes!

3 Feb, 2010

 

Good photo. We used to get blackcaps down the road, but I've never seen the female one. I have now!!!!

5 Feb, 2010

 

Should be called " Brown Cap " ..Lol

5 Feb, 2010

 

shes lovely

6 Apr, 2010

 

thanks Eileen...she has gone now...hopefully to seek a mate !

6 Apr, 2010



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