Friday, 4 September 2020

Looking through the archives!

 I have been so busy that my blogs have just not been updated, I thought just to keep them active I would check through the archives of garden photos and see what comes up.

European robin (Erithacus rubecula)...

As above...

As above...

Morning exercise programme... 

and final stretching.

A one-time visitor a Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes).

Another one-time visitor Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes).


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25 comments:

  1. Great photos. I have never seen any of these birds live. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Marie, sorry I am not keeping up very well with anything at present. It is fun to share. Take care Diane

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  2. Wonderful shots, Diane. If we ever had a Hawfinch in the garden here, it would be something to shout about. People travel distances in England to see such birds!

    Stay safe - - - Richard

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    1. Hi Richard, Of course the Hawfinch might has visited more than once, but I have only seen it the one time. I have to say I was pretty excited, but I did not realise that people would travel miles to see one! I was also thrilled to see the Wren and would love to see that again as well, though I realise over there that they are more common. My In-Laws always had one around when we visited at Christmas

      Keep well and yes you stay safe as well. Diane

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    1. Thanks Penny, all birds (well almost all) are cute 😊 Keep safe Diane

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  4. Hi Diane - love these ... the Robin we know well here in England ... so wonderful to see the 'lock-down exercises' it's suggesting to us! The Wren and Hawfinch shots are quite delightful to see - and I know you've got a garden full of delicious goodies to preserve for the year to come ... enjoy the fresh ones, and then the preserved ones ... take care - Hilary

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    1. Hilary the figs are still going, but coming to an end, and now I have a kitchen full of quinces which have to be seen to or they rot fairly quickly, and also a couple of boxes full of apples. Some apples with marks on that can not be stored but I should be able to dry if cut carefully. It feels like it is never ending but it will end eventually and we can enjoy them over winter. Keep safe Diane

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  5. Love that Hawfinch Diane. You wouldn't believe how scarce these are around here. It's years since I've seen one and if I want to see another, not guaranteed, it's a 65 mile round trip. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. I did not realise that they were so rare Phil until Richard mentioned it. I have to say, I have only seen the one, but then I am not in the garden that much these days, too much fruit preserving going on!!
      Keep safe Diane.

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  6. Great photos. The European robin is a very pretty little bird.

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    1. I have to agree with that statement, so popular for cards at Christmas time as well.
      Thanks for the comment. Diane

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  7. Whenever I see the Eurooean Robin, I'm jealous...they're prettier than the American (in my opinion). Diane, don't work too hard in your garden...enjoy a rest time now & then.
    Thank you, as always, for taking time from your day to share your bird sightings this week with us. Much appreciated!

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    1. I agree re the European robin, the South African robin although pretty as well is not as special as the E. Robin.
      The garden is very demanding at present so much fruit much of which needs preserving for winter. It all takes so much time but worth the end result. Thanks for hosting. Diane

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  8. Beautiful variety of birds. The Robin is so cute and one of my favorites.
    Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Eileen. I think everyone loves te European Robin it has always somehow belonged to Christmas.
      Stay safe and keep well Diane

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  9. Very cool shots. My husband and I are starting to enjoy bird watching--it's really peaceful.

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    1. I think a lot of people have taken to bird watching during COVID and they can't go very far. Take care Diane

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  10. Some pretty birds to see, each and every photo!

    How great to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!! Thanks for linking.

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    1. Thanks Betty, I am struggling o keep up with blogs ay present. Keep well Diane

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  11. That first bird looks so well groomed and well fed ;-)

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    1. They should be well fed if they visit our garden 😉😉 Cheers ans keep well Diane

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  12. You're a little premature there Diane. But Robins in the snow make for great Christmas cards for sure. Good to hear you're busy making garden produce. We are having a terrific year for apples. The neighbours are very pleased!

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    1. Phil it has been the busiest year ever and with the dehydrator going in for repair, it meant that I had to do a lot of other preserving. Having got the figs almost out of the way and the quinces, now it is apples!! keep safe Diane

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  13. Hawfinch in the garden - that would be a great thing to see!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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