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This is the small bathing pool I incorporated into the pond shelf for the smaller birds . Think I caught him by surprise...



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Great shot, Bb,

15 Apr, 2009

 

you did.. lol!
he is coplaining about his privacy by bath time... lol

15 Apr, 2009

 

Nice photo Bonkers...................

15 Apr, 2009

 

A Fab Catch there BB :)

15 Apr, 2009

 

You think of everything BB - a special little bath for the little ones. The siskin is lovely and a great close up shot, I think I've seen these on my alder trees.

15 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks - he does seem to be saying that Aleyna actually they are quite bold and stay on nyger feeder long after Goldfinches have flown off as you approach.

May well be Dawn that black cap is quite distinctive when telling them apart from greenfinches.They are very small as well.

15 Apr, 2009

 

Pretty sure they were Siskins and the fact that they were feeding on the alder trees like the gold finches does seem to confirm. Looked at buying nyger seeds the other day, they are expensive like you say but the feeder was £9.99, wow, I didnt get one .... this was at a garden centre.

16 Apr, 2009

Sid
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Great shot there Bb. I just got a niger feeder - only had a couple of greenfinches so far - hoping for some goldfinches :-) Bb - on the weekend I was working my veggie patch and spotted something very small in the apple trees and it was a pair of goldcrests! Never seem them here before as we're in the city. Thrilled to see them! Hopefully a breeding pair and will see them again :-)

16 Apr, 2009

 

Lovely pic Bonkers. Perhaps you should provide a shower curtain.

16 Apr, 2009

 

Think Jacque bought some feeders for around £2.99 Dawn - much better value than ours if you can locate a pet food supplier they often sell nyger seed in bulk much more cheaply.

Thats great news Sid charming little birds - do you have cedar trees or larch nearby ? this is where they prefer to nest but very high up which is a shame as their nests are little works of art .

I did have an old one Toto but used it under the pond liner to protect it - he could be saying ..well whats the use of that ! Perhaps Dawn could do with one too if she takes regular dips in her pond.

16 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks BB, I'll speak to Jacque about the feeder :-) I havent seen my gold crest again :(, I as hoping they would nest in my larch or corsican pines.

Ha ha BB, I'll be growing webbed feet, lol, as I'm always getting wet. Then there's the brook of course ... I've lost count of how many times I've fallen in there, lol.

16 Apr, 2009

 

Think Spritz has done the same a few times in her stream - never seems to happen on a bright sunny day always when cold and freezing .Perhaps if you bought a bright blue metallic jacket and an orange top - you might tempt your kingfisher back ?

16 Apr, 2009

 

Good idea BB, lol. would love to see him back. Glad I'm not the only one that gets wet. We have alot of silt in the bottom of our pond and brook, so its deeper than it looks, I'm always going over the top of my wellies and then of course your wellies get stuck and you keep going, lol.

16 Apr, 2009

Sid
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I would love to see a goldcrest's nest - I bet they're tiny and really hard to spot - esp if they're high up. There arn't any pine trees round here....a few conifers and conifer hedges, but no pines I can think of. I think they were feeding on aphids in the apple trees.

16 Apr, 2009

 

LOL Dawn...!
Sid...not seen a nest but we get them feeding on aphids in out old apple trees.They are so agile and fast ! Lovely little bird : )

16 Apr, 2009

 

great shot

16 Apr, 2009

 

What a beauty BB ..never seen a Siskin before,great photo

17 Apr, 2009

 

Lovely shot, BB - reminded me of a canary I used to have!

17 Apr, 2009

 

Great thing about a pond they seem to forget that you may be sat there with a camera ! He looks completely stunned that I caught him unawares doesnt he ..they visit throughout the Uk Deida and love the nyger seeds so often seen with goldfinches.

Even smaller than a goldfinch so amusing to see them squabble over perches as most things scare goldfinches except siskins so they take the opportunity to scare them !

We see more of these than greenfinches .You had a green canary Gee?

17 Apr, 2009

 

Not so much green, BB, but a dull yellow with darker patches - we called him Dusty, he had a gammy leg but sang beautifully.

17 Apr, 2009

 

Aw sounds like he was happy and had a good home - they dont sing if unhappy do they ? If he sang like Dusty then I could listen to him all day !

17 Apr, 2009

 

great shot.... i havnt seen siskins since i left surrey......

18 Apr, 2009

 

That's a beautiful photo..I love photographing the birds as best I can then coming inside to look them up in my bird book if they are unfamiliar to me. Great shot!

18 Apr, 2009

 

Very much woodland birds Hollyeves and we see a lot on east coast as over from Scandinavia ..some now stay all year.

We are so lucky Skippy as they dont seem phased by us its not that we get close - they come close to us so makes pics so much easier ..

18 Apr, 2009

 

Another great photograph....you must be delighted with these visiting birds, your pond looks so natural I am sure it helps.

19 Apr, 2009

 

good job

20 Apr, 2009

 

Oh isn't he beautiful. lovely plumage, but definatly not a norwegian blue.

21 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks for your kind comments.Dd...it is a pure joy to watch all the activity round the pond...its like a huge magnet !

21 Apr, 2009

 

Brilliant shot Bb do you feed your birds? If so go have a look at my blog on bird food its a bargain.

21 Apr, 2009

 

No not a Norwegian blue Rosygarden - too small to be a parrot and certainly not deceased although could well be pining for the fjords ...

As not a regular Womans weekly reader Bob thanks for info but find it easier to buy seed locally than get strange looks from my newsagent ..

21 Apr, 2009

 

Fantastic Shot

22 Apr, 2009

 

Thankyou Kath.: )

22 Apr, 2009

 

great shot,, not seen this bird before,, well not around here

26 Apr, 2009

 

Ha ha ha I cheat I let my wife buy the magazine and then I steal it off her to scan through it before she can read it, works every time and I never get funny looks :o)

28 Apr, 2009

 

Wow great photo...

28 Apr, 2009

 

Perhaps because they come from Scandinavia Sanbaz so we get to see them here on the east coast.

Great thinking Bob ..if we start talking recipes and knitting patterns then guess we ve been rumbled .

Thanks Janette the pond such a magnet to them even shyest birds seem to forget you re there with a camera !

28 Apr, 2009

 

i see bonkers,, well can you ask them if they would like a holiday in blackpool please lol

29 Apr, 2009

 

gone on to my favourites Thanks BB

29 Apr, 2009

 

They will be off back to Scandinavia in a couple of weeks if running true to form Sanbaz....maybe they will do a detour ! Lol
Thankyou Deida............

29 Apr, 2009

 

never seen one so close up before. lovely image :o)

30 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Seaburngirl......soon to be off to Scandinavia.........until next year we hope !

30 Apr, 2009

 

Fabulous shot.

5 Jun, 2012



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