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Sunny Sparrows

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Glorious clear skies on a cold Christmas Day …

Below the silver birch, the sparrows enjoyed hours of sunbathing …

… in twos and threes …

… or solo …

Plenty of room to relax …

Splashing …

… and peeking …

May your days be merry and bright …

… and may all your Christmases delight …

… goodnight …

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happy xmas TT. Lovely blog. My back garden doesn't get the sun at this time of year but the birds have been visiting all day. Made some 'bird pies' ready for the cold snap that is supposed to come tomorrow. cant wait to get out and feel the earth in my fingers again. :o)

25 Dec, 2014

 

Thanks Sbg ..
I'm lucky that my back garden gets sun all year ...
your garden birds will enjoy those pies :o)

25 Dec, 2014

 

Lovely blog TT. I hope Santa was good to all of Team Terra.
It's rather cold here tonight.
Everyone out shopping tomorrow for the sales and I've promised to take my youngest niece out to feed the ducks somewhere - I hope it's not too cold! I'd be out shopping myself except my favourite GCs are not open :)

25 Dec, 2014

 

Thank you Angie ...
Good luck with your shopping and duck-feeding.
Team Terra had a super day ... my dogs enjoyed practising Christmas-theme trick routines, and Crocus ate an extra chubby chunk of millet. :o)

25 Dec, 2014

 

Splashing in a winter? Definitely, they are British.

25 Dec, 2014

 

Lol. Kat ... no ice on the water today !

25 Dec, 2014

 

Glad you all had a good day and so glad you included a shot of your beautiful silver birch, it always gives me such pleasure!

25 Dec, 2014

 

Nice to see the blue skies today, wasn't it :o)
I hope you've all had a lovely day TT xxx
The Sparrows look as if they did too :o)

25 Dec, 2014

 

Hi Stera .. the birch is next door, but positioned so that I can photograph it easily.

Thank you Hywel .. We enjoyed a super day thank you ... dogs, budgie, sparrows !
I hope you had a lovely time too. :o)

25 Dec, 2014

 

Yes I did thank you :)

25 Dec, 2014

 

Lovely photo's Terra, the sillouette is stunning x

26 Dec, 2014

 

Hey who's stolen my avatar?
Its me....Pamg!!
HELP!

26 Dec, 2014

 

Phew that better 😊

26 Dec, 2014

 

Oh, I just sent a message to Lincslass ...
I thought it was her .. occasionally she becomes Iciar ..

thanks Pam ! :o)

26 Dec, 2014

 

LOL..I like to share so you can have the baby for a while Pam, I really don't mind........................................................
Great photo's Terra, its a wee bit cloudy today and colder but we've had a couple of weeks of really smashing weather with lots of days with blue skies, not bad for late December, I do like the little sparrows, cheeky little birds I always think, although they seemed to disappear for a few years they've returned in vast numbers, they along with the other birds are enjoying a little extra treat in my garden...
Enjoy the rest of Christmas Terra and lets hope that wintry weather they keep warning about passes us by, I am happy to admire the snowy scenes just on my cards...

26 Dec, 2014

 

Merry Christmas Sue ... looks like you've passed Iciar on to Pam !!! Kind of you to share... Lol.

Yes... cloudy today, but we were lucky to have such a sunny Christmas Day. More sparrows around here for sure .. about two dozen like to perch above my dog run area !

Keep safe and warm. x

26 Dec, 2014

 

Lovely, cheerful blog and pictures of sparrows Terra, but I missed your dogs in it . All the best to you and your team.

26 Dec, 2014

 

Glad you and your gang enjoyed Christmas, TT, lovely photos as usual. Frosty here both yesterday and today but a little bit of sunshine too.

26 Dec, 2014

 

Thank you Klahanie ..
and thanks for saying you missed Conker and Truffle.
My pets are in my 10 Dec blog called Festive Singalong ..
so I thought perhaps I should balance things by making a non-canine blog !
Team Terra sends Seasons Greetings to you and Happy 2015 :o)

26 Dec, 2014

 

Hi Gee ...
thanks ... I hope you and pets had a great time too ... chillier here today ... and possibly some snow on the way ... or maybe just cold rain !

26 Dec, 2014

 

Beautiful pictures.

Where have those blue skies gone today I wonder?!

All birds will be looking for shelter tonight and for breakfast in the morning!

26 Dec, 2014

 

Hi Chris .. birds were hiding today ...

26 Dec, 2014

 

Its arrived Terra, started with very heavy rain which soon turned to snow and by 7pm we were white over,will admit it looks really pretty, I have never seen snowflakes so big but hadn't taken my camera with me, stupidly I'd walked around to my daughters in shoes even though I'd received new boots from hubby as one of my presents, they stayed nice and dry in their box and I had very cold, wet tootsies getting back home again, lol...

26 Dec, 2014

 

Hi Sue ...
I hope your toes are dry now ... and that you remember to wear your boots this weekend ! Lol.

27 Dec, 2014

 

so nice to see the Sparrows, for whatever reason we have only a couple around here, but lots of Blue Tits and Coal Tits, oh and Starlings. I love to watch them as they visit the bird feeding station.

27 Dec, 2014

 

Thanks Julia ..
Absolutely loads of sparrows here ... but these days very few other types of bird ... must be nice to see the Blue Tits and Coal Tits.

27 Dec, 2014

 

My favourite cheeky bird, not many come to this garden, but love our daughters old garden she had an old privet hedge which they loved........great pics TT😁☺😊

27 Dec, 2014

 

Thank you Dotty ...
Recently in my back garden, I've counted about 30 sparrows at the same time ... they do like congregating in hedges and thick shrubs, don't they :o)

27 Dec, 2014

 

It's great to see you make up a blog on Sparrows, TT! :-)) We see them around here but never in the numbers I remember seeing as a boy growing up in London! Even the Starlings have greatly reduced in number since we retuned back to the UK 14 years ago! Both used to form great flocks, now they are both very much reduced. :-((

27 Dec, 2014

 

Thanks Balcony ..
The sparrows were a delight on Christmas Day in the sunshine. Not so many starlings as there used to be, but modern plastic soffits and fascias on houses have resulted in less places for the starlings to nest.

27 Dec, 2014

 

We only get the starlings when I put up my homemade fat balls, and when the grapes have fully ripened, more crows and fat pigeons these days....

27 Dec, 2014

 

Yes, definitely more pigeons ... and magpies too ...

27 Dec, 2014

 

Really lovely blog as ever TT so pleased the weather was kind on Christmas day, it certainly took a turn for the worse Boxing day, your cheery sparrows were no doubt keeping snug in your garden foliage, love the very last picture :o)

27 Dec, 2014

 

Hi Neena... Thanks ..
glad you are safe, despite the snow in Wales.
Keep warm. :o) x

27 Dec, 2014

 

Lovely Xmas day for you and the sparrows Tt! Ours was cold and bright too and we seemed to have missed Lincs's snowflakes thank goodness! Hope you and all the gang had a lovely day....happy holidays! X

27 Dec, 2014

 

Happy Holidays Janey ! Thanks ..
Here on Christmas Day, my dogs, budgie and sparrows were all very content.
Colder today, so we are hibernating ! x x x

28 Dec, 2014

 

lovely to see plenty of sparrows, hope they "live long and prosper"

28 Dec, 2014

 

Thanks Fran ...
or 'live long and propagate'
LOL.

28 Dec, 2014

 

very much so!

28 Dec, 2014

 

Lovely to see the sparrows. We have a little family that live in the nearby hawthorn hedges. Happy New Year.

30 Dec, 2014

 

Sorry I missed this Terra ! Happy New Year ! xx

30 Dec, 2014

 

Happy New Year, Linda !
Thanks, Rose .. Happy, healthy 2015 to you and Rick.
x x x

31 Dec, 2014

 

Happy new year Tt, I hope it holds everything you wish for yourself.

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