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"Thank You Growsonyou and Ispyabird"


Just over four years ago I stopped putting bread out for the birds and put up feeders with different seeds. A bowl of water as a bird bath and also updated the 7 x Zoom Camera that I was given for my 60th birthday some seven years ago. Touch wood but although I still get the dizzy spells no stroke. 2013 was the first year since 1993 no hospital appointments . A few problems of late but enjoying spying on the garden visitors and now the overhead birds…..
Many thanks to Growsonyou and sister site Ispyabird that have got me interested in the outside world again.
A few photos from previous blogs on here and some from the photos I added previously…

_I took this picture of this bird this afternoon, I have seen before but unfortunately unable to photograph but a lot bigger than the Red Kites it was circling in company with over a newly ploughed field.

Picture of a buzzard I took earlier this month and the wings look broader and lighter in colour of the first photo

I’m in the kitchen and take a quick look out of the window, blooming starlings at the feeder again then looked again and joy of joys a Great Spotted Woodpecker

Maybe not the same one but having a lot of singles visiting the garden….

I think it’s a greenfinch as was told some 60 years ago so hope my memory serves me right…

Watched these starlings walking along the top of my hedge…..

I just love the Bluetits when they have their dip

Do Dunnocks leave their young at different feeding stations as only seen the one chick

_While putting some feed out I noticed this Dronefly.
Criorhina berberina drone fly
Immitate a Bombus pascuorum Bumblebee

Sharing some of last years pictures This Woodpecker was having a meal of Bluetit chicks….

Back to this years photos, a Dunnock taking a rest…

Two Red Kites, at first I thought they were Parakeets as we do have them flying wild a few miles down near the River Thames_

This Robin getting near the edge

Still getting the starlings doing a daily visit but don’t they eat some..hopefully goodbye to some leather jackets….

This Woodpigeon virtually stays in the tree on the other side of the garden fence…

Another single ever since the Sparrow Hawk had Collared Dove for breakfast

Breakfast at Tommyshortlegs

Now I know why the Doves and Woodpigeons are forever bumping into the kitchen window. Sheer terror as trying to escape an untimely death…

I only get these birds visit over the late autumn/winter months when they are stocking up their larders..

This is the perpetrator of beautiful birdsong morning,noon and early evening

Another Oldie
Someone’s future dinner on my neighbour’s drive…

I hope you enjoyed..Tom…

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tommy i think that is my nuthatch that no longer feeds here send him back

22 May, 2014


Mine stopped feeding at moment in garden as plenty of natural food about

23 May, 2014


Its really good to hear that your health has improved Tommy and that you are enjoying the time spent watching and recording the comings and goings in and around your garden.
I do enjoy all your blogs even when arriving late and playing catchup as I'm doing today, (its rained all day) so you keep them coming and thankyou for sharing..

24 May, 2014


Hello Linclass, Thank you for your nice comments. I hope you keeping well too....

25 May, 2014

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