Friday, 25 January 2013

Our Feathered Friends

We have a few Bird feeders in our garden and I try to keep those feeders filled during the winter months. Not just to keep the birds happy but selfishly so we can see them on a regular basis. We just love to see them around the garden, and what better way to catch a glimpse than entice them with a bit of food throughout the year.

Every garden should have at least one feeder! you just never know what you might see!

Our resident birds include Coal Tits, Great Tits and Blue Tits, regular and cheeky!

We have one Robin and a couple of Blackbirds who visit our feeders too.

Then there is the Wren out the back who doesnt come near the feeders at all but sometimes we catch it sitting on the washing line or the wheelie bins looking in at us.

We also have one Dunnock, and at the side of the garden, in the trees we have a Tree Creeper (whom we thought was a mouse the first time we spotted it running up a branch!).

We get loads of Chaffinches, Greenfinches and Sparrows too.

And every now and again we get some 'blow ins' to the garden.

I thought I would stick up a few photos today for you to enjoy!

This fella visited our garden about two weeks ago to feed off the seeds that the other birds dropped while feeding from the feeder. It was the first time we had seen a Pheasant up so close, needless to say we were all delighted to see him, and he came back for another three mornings too.

 The Goldfinch is a beautiful bird, they tend to visit in groups of 3/4. They visit us once or twice a week.

Male Chaffinch 
 A very regular visiter, himself and his Mrs.

Our Dunnock

Male House Sparrow
Female Greenfinch

Great Tit
This fella and 2 of his friends turned up the other day and I was lucky enough to get a nice few pics of them too. Very attractive posers.

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