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TWEETING again :o)))

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Some of you know that for the past week or so, Crocus budgie has been very unwell.

My computer is near his bird cage, and I spent many hours on GoY while I watched over him.

I’m delighted to report that he is feeling a lot better

… much perkier now and tweeting again :o)))

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I found time for gardening … but we frequently popped back indoors to see how Crocus was feeling.

This is our new Pebble Garden, starting to green up …

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Our little feathered friends kept up our spirits ..

Here is the cheekiest of them all …

… please turn around …

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Hello handsome :o) …

This robin helped me to dig holes for planting …

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Favourite snacks for the robin are these red berries, high up on the pyracantha …

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The robin fetches the berries at an amazing speed !

He perches on the rock, and then shoots up into the air, hovering as he snatches a red berry from the pyracantha … he reminds me of a humming bird ..

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I wasn’t quick enough to photograph him taking berries …
This pic . is the best I could get, as he prepared for lift off …

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Over by the Gravel Garden,
Truffle hunted for rare reptiles …

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The bird baths had plenty of visitors.
Gromit was on watch as usual …

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Sometimes the sparrows bathed in pairs …

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… others preferred solo splashing …

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It’s wonderful to see Crocus perky again …

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We can relax …

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… chill out …

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Sweet dreams :o)))

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glad crocus has perked up ~ thats very good news.

25 Oct, 2011

 

Great news - lovely pics Terra - :)))))))))))))))))

25 Oct, 2011

 

Poor Crocus...he is a beautiful green colour isn't he...glad he is better..phew! The rest of the blog was lovely too...made me think..I must get a decent birdbath...yours is a lovely one and the birds clearly enjoy it! I hope you take good care of that rare reptile! :))

25 Oct, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Well done thats brought us right up to date.
Love conker in his basket.

25 Oct, 2011

 

glad to hear the good news as well. Didn't know Crocus was not well - too much time at work, too little on GoY :(
great blog as usually - I can only watch birds from inside and when Masha is sleeping, lol. Fantastic pics - love the last the best, lol...
Masha says meow:-)

25 Oct, 2011

 

I wasn`t aware Crocus has been poorly Terra, he looks bright and beautiful now.
Smashing blog, isn`t it a lovely pastime watching the birds, I had to laugh early this morning as I had lots of starlings all trying to bathe at the same time, they were having a right ole scrap and Brynner was barking at them through the window.
Lovely photo`s Terra, I can see the boys were feeling very energetic, lol...

25 Oct, 2011

 

I'm so pleased that crocus is better, i know you have been worried. Your blog as usual is brilliant Terra and how well you capture the birds on film.

25 Oct, 2011

 

A brilliant blog Terra, so peased that Crocus is feeling better, Love the pictures of the Robin, they do look like Humming Birds when they try tget the nuts fron the feeders. So nice to see the family of sparrows I havent seen many at all this year and Truffle and Conker look all cosy tucked up there;0)

25 Oct, 2011

 

That's great news about Crocus TT. As usual, a lovely blog, great pics of your outdoor feathered friends and your 'boys', oh I forgot, your garden looks great too! lol

25 Oct, 2011

 

You cheered me up TT. Thank you for that .

25 Oct, 2011

 

very pleased that Crocus is better Terra, pebble garden area is looking nice.. :-))

25 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely blog TT and glad to hear that crocus is feeling better:)

25 Oct, 2011

 

So pleased Crocus is feeling better now. What a lucky boy he is to have such an attentive Mum to watch over him. Truffle is just gorgeous, so photogenic - he poses really well. Conker looks like he would like his tummy tickled~ so cute!

25 Oct, 2011

 

That is good news,Terra..good job he has you and the boys to care for him..love your Robin..I don't see if mine eats the Pyracantha berries,as I only see it from the kitchen window..I try not to spend too much time in there ! Lol. your garden is looking so nice too.:o)

25 Oct, 2011

 

Everything is so sweet and pretty especially the robin.

25 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely blog, and I am so glad that Crocus is well again. It's such a worry when pets are poorly. Great pix of a fab. garden...

25 Oct, 2011

 

Oh TT. what good news I am thrilled for you, glad he is tweeting again, he looks lovely in these pics, so does the Robin, the sparrows and the woofies too! x

25 Oct, 2011

 

Smashing blog TT and so please to hear that Crocus is on the mend :)

25 Oct, 2011

 

Oh dear! TT! I didn't know little Crocus was ill, you must have been so worried? I've had a family crisis over the past week, so I didn't know about him, but I'm sure the two little furry nurses helped you look after Crocus until he felt a bit chirpier! They both look very tired now...did they have the night shift?xx The new pebble garden is looking smashing, TT, everything seems to be happy there!

25 Oct, 2011

 

Aw great blog! Glad Crocus is feeling better..the dogs are great too and birds..what a lovely blog :)

25 Oct, 2011

 

Glad all feathered and furry animals are well, the robin pics are delightful, thanks TT another gud un......

25 Oct, 2011

 

love your blog and taking of robins i was very very lucky last year to have a robin nest in my garden i have been told that they normally nest in hedges but i had a bird box's which as been there for about 6 year with out one single bird ever going near it up until last year when i noticed a bird bobbing in and out on further inspection i found it to be a robin the mail and female worked hard for about 2 weeks flying in and out with food then one day i was watching from my kitchen window when i saw the a tiny little ball of feathers come to the front of the box and only 2 day later i saw the small chick take it first flit after that one more small chick flew two the parents only stayed for about two days then i did not see them again but i have been told that they come back to nest in the same place the following years so i am hope this is true iv not taken the nest bedding out so i hope they will return next year :))))))

26 Oct, 2011

 

Always love reading your blogs Terra, great start to my day. Our bird bath is like a luxury spa at times with the black redstarts diving in and out in a big splash, til the crows come down for a drink, then they all scatter :-))

26 Oct, 2011

 

Crocus sends thanks to Sticki, Paul, Karen, Brian, Kasy, Lincslass, Rose, PansyP, Sheila, Pimpernel, Surreylad, Nanad, Poppylover, Bloomer, Costas, Breda, Grandmage, Scottish, Libet, Pixi, Dotty, Kimola and Troddles ..

It is lovely to see Crocus perky again and playing with his toys... Often when budgies get diarrhoea, they can't return to good health, but thankfully he is back to normal now... tweeting, chirping, bashing his mirrors and bells :o)

I'm hoping the lovely robin will stay around all winter.. The far end of my back garden seems to be his territory :o)

The new Pebble Garden has greened up after the drought of a few weeks ago, and I'm very pleased with it.

26 Oct, 2011

 

Great news. The pebble garden is looking good as well.

26 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks, Frybo ...
Pebble Garden is the driest, sunniest part of my back garden ..
Warms my heart to see Crocus so full of energy .. :o)

26 Oct, 2011

 

I'm so pleased to hear Crocus is feeling better.

26 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you Clarice ..
He's very chirpy today :o)))

26 Oct, 2011

 

just caught up with this Terra and so pleased Crocus and the boys are looking 'chirpy'-- xxx

26 Oct, 2011

 

Thats a good sign, my sisters budgie was'nt very well last week, he just stayed on the bottom of his cage in a corner for about 3-4days, then all at once he seemed to pick up and is now back to normal, (never quite).

26 Oct, 2011

 

Hello Pam..
Yes, it's great news... I'm now worrying because Crocus is over-doing it .. Lol. playing non-stop with his pastry-brush toy and lantern.... I wish I had his energy ... I think I might eat some millet for tea. ;o)

Hi again Clarice...
I bet your sister was worried... so glad the budgie is active and happy again. :o)))

26 Oct, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thats wonderful news TT ,I'm so pleased that Crocus is on the mend , it's your loving care and fantastic nursing that does it every time :o))x

26 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely pics TT... so glad crocus is feeling better :)

26 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Amy and Holly ...
I'm so DELIGHTED that Crocus is feeling better :o)))

26 Oct, 2011

 

Perhaps hes well enough to join Twitter....lol

26 Oct, 2011

 

He could have your budgie "Sky" as a favourite...Lol..

26 Oct, 2011

 

Owww yes i will tell Sky to join as well.... :)

26 Oct, 2011

 

Lol. Tweet, tweet... ;o)

26 Oct, 2011

 

ive tweeted you back..lol..... :)))

26 Oct, 2011

 

Great to hear Crocus is much better today, lovely blog TT we also have a cheeky robin who ask's for his meal worms everyday, he sit's on the fence singing his little heart out it's lovely to hear ....

26 Oct, 2011

 

Sorry to read that Crocus had been a bit off-colour, but glad to read in same blog that he is getting well. Glad, too, to see that you spoil your wild feathered friends. :-)

Your expert helpers certainly earn their rest. Marvellous to see. :-)))

26 Oct, 2011

 

Hi David .. Thanks..
This evening Crocus is bashing his "glitter ball" ..Lol ....
... a sure sign he's feeling better.. I'm so thankful...

Yes.. the sparrows and robin are now frequent visitors. They certainly enhance my gardens :o)

26 Oct, 2011

 

Sorry to hear Crocus has been unwell, glad there has been improvement! :-) Lovely blog!

27 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Red aly ...
Crocus is definitely better now ..
playing non-stop with his mirrors :o)))

27 Oct, 2011

 

great blog and photos Terra and so glad crocus is well again, lovely robin and its fun to watch them isnt it.
your peble garden area is looking so pretty and so neat.
all good news, hugs for crocus"not to hard mind", hugs for the boys and a big hug for the nurse "you" haha xx

27 Oct, 2011

 

Hello Sandra ..
Thanks ... Glad you like the Pebble Garden.

T, C, T and C all send hugs back to you :o) xxx

27 Oct, 2011

 

hi Terra, your welcome ;o)) x

27 Oct, 2011

vf1
Vf1
 

I love the photo's. I'm glad that crocus is better now. His plumage is very bright and colourful and in good condition - a sure sign he is feeling better. Birds neglect their feathers when they are feeling ill. You do have a cheeky robin. We have just had a robin visiting our feeders but I don't think he's a local, he's very shy of the sparrows and they chase him off all the time. I think he must be a migrant and he doesn't speak the 'lingo'!

28 Oct, 2011

 

Hi Vf1 Thanks ...
Yes, even when Crocus was unwell, he continued to show interest in preening his feathers, and that gave me hope he would perk up again.

The robin in my garden is very bold... I've never known such a fearless one... There are lots of sparrows in my garden too, but they don't chase the robin... Maybe your robin will get more cheeky as the winter progresses :o)

28 Oct, 2011

 

Loved your blog and so glad to see all of your furs and feathers are doing well...lovely garden ..I like the idea of the pebble garden.. :o) and the lovely bird photo's inspires me to get out and do some of my own photo work again...lol..will see what I can find in the next few days of our garden here..GF has been steadily pruning and cleaning out..I am as well..but he is the heavy worker, had to take out a hedge that froze out last year..now What to put there?

29 Oct, 2011

 

Hi Catfinch...
lovely to hear from you... you and GF have been busy ... It seems everyone lost a few shrubs due to last winter's freeze ... my ceanothus survived surprisingly well .. not sure if that would suit for your hedge ? There are many different tyes ...

My garden doesn't attract a great variety of birds .. mostly sparrows, robin, blackbird, collared doves... but they are all welcome ... :o)

... more pics of pebble garden on previous blog, if you like that idea...

29 Oct, 2011

 

So pleased Crocus is on the mend! You must have some patience to get all those wonderful pictures in the garden of the birds and bird bath.. Your dogs look so cute in their baskets lol.. I've posted a couple of pictures of my budgies Buster and Bertie for you to see.

29 Oct, 2011

 

Yes, I'm so pleased that Crocus budgie is perky again now!

I found your lovely pics of Buster and Bertie.... thanks for putting them on GoY... I've added those to my favourite photos and on GoYpedia Pets In The Garden... :o)))

I'm lucky in that all my pets like having their photos taken ...
and even the robin made it easy for me, perching nicely !

29 Oct, 2011

 

So glad to hear of Crocus's recovery - there's so little you can do for small birds when they're not well - apart from keeping them extra warm.

30 Oct, 2011

 

Hello Wagger... Thanks..
I'm so delighted that Crocus is perky again ..

Yes, looking after little birds, you often feel so helpless, because there's not much you can do to help. I kept Crocus warm, and extremely clean .. changed the sand-sheet very often ... and played his favourite video-tapes on the TV :o)

30 Oct, 2011

 

Good to hear Crocus recovered.....I didn't know he had been "propa poorly".......not been around lately.....been very busy with this and that.......(:-....catch up with everyone soon.........promise :-))

31 Oct, 2011

 

Hi Alice... Thanks ..
Crocus sends tweets to you ...
Nice to see you back on GoY :o)

31 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Crocus......and TT xx

1 Nov, 2011

 

Just catching up, TT! Crocus certainly looks a very 'pretty boy' and in fine feather. Perhaps he just had a chill? Glad the worries are over now. Love the photos of the boys chilling out, brilliant :)

1 Nov, 2011

 

Hi Gee. Thanks.
Nice to see you back on GoY.
We all enjoyed Crocus's 7th birthday yesterday :o)))

2 Nov, 2011

 

Hi TT,Thats good news about Crocus.Glad to see Truffle and Conker resting lol:)))))

6 Nov, 2011

 

Hi Mark..
Thanks... I'm so pleased that Crocus recovered from his illness...
and, yes .. Truffle and Conker certainly know how to chill out....Lol.

6 Nov, 2011

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