Sunday, 9 May 2021

09/05/2021 Just a few of the regulars.

 It s over a month since I have posted here.  I have spent quite a lot of time in the garden trying to get flower beds, and vegetable gardens ship-shape, and generally the birdlife has been few.  Spring is obviously in the air and they have other things on their minds.  With lockdown, we have hardly left the house (and garden) other than to do our fortnightly shop.  

Please Note if you follow me by email the old feeder is closing down. I will be updating it to a new feeder very soon.

Common wood pigeon (Columba palumbus)...

As above with a soapstone African memory of Zimbabwean artists.

Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto)...

As above.

European greenfinch (Chloris chloris).

As above...

As above...

As above...


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Saturday, 3 April 2021

03/04/2021 The last of March photos from the garden.

Apologies for the lack of posts.  We have had a spell of good weather and the garden took over my life!

Common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), male.

As above

As above.

Mr and Mrs House Sparrow (Passer domesticus).

As above female.

European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) keeping its distance!

Great Tit (Parus major), male.

As above.



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Monday, 15 March 2021

15/03/2021 Just a few birds in the garden - again.

All photos were taken through the window - the only hide I have !
Eurasian magpie (Pica pica)...

As above...

As above.

Great Tit (Parus major) - Male...

As above...

As above.

Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)...

As above...

As above.

Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) male.

As above.

Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto).

European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis).

European greenfinch (Chloris chloris).

As above

House sparrow (Passer domesticus) both males.

As above

My friend from South Africa taking photos of birds through the open window with his two assistants 😉  Such a fun photo.



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Sunday, 28 February 2021

28/02/2021 Just around the garden.

European robin (Erithacus rubecula), it will soon disappear it only come to us for winter food!

My little Uniped, Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), it has been around all winter...

As above...

As above...

As above...

and taking a look through the window sill.  I am wondering if I have mirrored this photo or if we have two Unipeds!!!!!

Common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)...

As above...

As above...

As above...

As above...

Common Crane (Grus grus) flying back North.


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Friday, 19 February 2021

A predator in the garden.......

 I opened the shutters the other morning and there it was sitting in our cherry tree watching over the feeders and just waiting.  It was not in the slightest bit disturbed by my presence!

There appears to be a background problem 1/2 way down which I cannot correct - Google having its own way.....

Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)...

As above...

As above.

As above.

European greenfinch (Chloris chloris).
Watch out guys the sparrowhawk is looking for its breakfast.

European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) and a Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus).

Greenfinches and Goldfinches.

As above.

Greenfinch.

With thanks to Richard for ID, these appear to be Emperor Geese (Anser canagicus) in someone's smallholding. They have a few exotic birds there so I see, but I need to try to get better photos with the bigger camera. All I was walking with here was the small Nikon Coolpix.


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