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I have no words …   2 comments

This one is a bit contentious, it shows life as it is, and it isn’t always pretty.

I must confess I have mixed feelings about this image myself, mainly because, as a gardener, I rely on frogs and toads to do their work in the garden, and having witnessed a decline in numbers in recent years already, I was none too pleased to find one of the few left had become supper for this crow.

But such is life, and with Halloween just last Tuesday, I should get away with posting such a gruesome thing. No?


Crow eating Frog





Waiting for Breakfast   1 comment

This wee fellow was patiently waiting for his turn to get to the feeder.

Robin in tree

Waiting for Breakfast – Robin

Song Thrush   2 comments

Song Thrush   –   They visit the garden occasionally, and after watching one trying to crack the shell of a snail in order to eat it, they will be my friends forever. I wish they would attend to that sort of pest control more often.

Song Thrush

Song Thrush

Jay   2 comments

Even he is miserable in this dreary weather we are experiencing this summer…
I was lucky to snap him as he does not like the presence of us humans, even behind kitchen windows! He is away as soon as he sees any movement, every time. Not like the rest of the crow family at all. Many of us could take a leaf out of his book, though, he never gives up, and always, always, comes back!



Erm… Too Close!   Leave a comment

The frying pan – aka bird bath – attracted a horde of garden birds during the hot days we had, particularly lots of sparrows who where often competing for bath time with the very territorial blackbirds.  This cheeky sparrow took her chances while the blackbird wasn’t looking – and promptly misjudged the distance, landing her plumped up right against the big boss. Needless to say, he was a tad irritated at having his relaxing bath so rudely gate crashed, I think it shows in the facial expression ! No harm came to the wee bird though, as the bigger one was so focussed on his wash that he only made meek attempts to chase the sparrow, as she kept on dipping in and out of the water around big brother until she was done.

Erm... Too Close!

Erm… Too Close!



Splash In The Pan   Leave a comment

House sparrows   –   cooling down in their very own outdoor pool. This old frying pan has found a lot of friends among certain winged communities of late.

Splash In The Pan

Splash In The Pan

Always Hungry   2 comments

Blue Tits   –   A parent feeding the youngster, already almost fully grown. I wish I knew what happened to the parent though, I see him – or her? – regularly and he looks such a state.  The feathers are in an awful mess, he has definitely been through the wars somehow and somewhere, poor thing.

Always Hungry

Always Hungry

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