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Winter Visitors


By ponty


Prompted by the arrival, this morning, of a visitor I have not seen for some time I thought I might post a few photos of some recent visitors.


What I call the “Magnificent 7”, a family of Partidge who have been calling in daily for some time, accompanied by one of the three Pheasants who usually come in at the same time. This was last week.

Two of the pheasants whose colours positively glow when the sun shines……

…. and presumably, the look-out.

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that is fantastic ~ cant believe you can see those out of your window ~ are you near a country estate?

17 Dec, 2010


lovely photo's we've had a Greater spotted on the nuts but havn't seen the green woodpecker since the summer, the fielfares are back tho for the fallen apples, the birds brighten the garden don't they especially in the winter
and those pheasants look so tame and posing for the photo's like that-- such a treat!

17 Dec, 2010


Good pics. Ponty.. :o)

17 Dec, 2010


Lovely pictures.You're very lucky to have such visitors!!

17 Dec, 2010


lovely pictures, not had a pheasant in the garden for ages. love the green woodpecker.

17 Dec, 2010


Great photos Ponty , I have had pheasants regularly in the garden each year but I haven't seen any for the last couple of months , I don't know why they usually come for a feed especially in this weather , I'm worried that something has happened to them :o(

17 Dec, 2010


Smashing Photo's Ponty.You are so lucky to have all those
lovely birds in your garden...well taken.:o)

17 Dec, 2010


Wonderful birds to have in your garden, good photos.

18 Dec, 2010


Thanks, all.
I have farmland East and South of my garden Sticki. I think the Pheasants live in a small wood about 300 yards away and come for a walk here almost every day. I suspect that the Partridge are nesting in a large patch of bramble at the back of my orchard-cum-jungle which is separated from my main garden by a 40 foot laurel hedge. When they are not in the garden I often see them
through the two arches. I am not certain about this but I do not want to disturb them.
Woodie comes in regularly to dig for ants. It must be tough for him at the moment. He has become quite bold and has come to within about 6 feet of the back door!
Hope your Pheasants return Amy. Mine often disappear for a few weeks and there is some shooting nearby during the 'season'.

18 Dec, 2010


Lovely photos.

18 Dec, 2010


Lovely photos of such lovely birds, Ponty! :-))

Reminds me of a time I spent in a little village outside Ipswich while working in some small holder greenhouses picking lettuces & planting tomatoes back in 1974!

I saw these birds very close up sometimes!

Have a nice Christmas.

18 Dec, 2010


Thanks Balcony. And a very Merry Christmas to you also - and to all GoYers, everywhere.

19 Dec, 2010


It's good that the bad weather has some benefits like bringing different visitors to our gardens. Lovely photos Ponty...what a treat to watch them :o)) Happy Christmas to you too.

19 Dec, 2010

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