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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


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

Safety In Numbers   Leave a comment

Robin   –   Baby Robin brought his sibling.

Safety In Numbers

Safety In Numbers

Growing Up   Leave a comment

Robin   –   One of the recently fledged baby robins comes to visit.

Growing Up

Growing Up

Watching Over His Realm   Leave a comment

Greenfinch   –   I am pleased that they are visiting the garden regularly again these days. A decade ago we would see loads of them all the time, but numbers declined for some reason and then, for a few years, there were none. Equally inexplicable last year and this, the greenfinches are back, bullying their feathered neighbourhood just as they used to do and keeping everyone on their toes  🙂

Watching Over His Realm

Watching Over His Realm


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