Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Garden birds in the rain......................................

Spring Bank Holiday Monday...and it rained all day.
The garden feeders were still busy with all the juvenile sparrows and a couple of very active Blue Tits going to and fro all morning.
Magpie
Dunnock looking damp and unimpressed
Juvenile Woodpigeon
My bird food is going at an alarming rate......and I think this is why.

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20 comments:

Gary said...

Bad day, but interesting birds. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

texwisgirl said...

LOL! we have the same feeder-raiding squirrels here... :)

joo said...

I love Magpie - such a beauty! Nice to see squirrels in feeder:)

mick said...

Nice birds - and I had a chuckle at the little 'thief' at the bird feeder.

Springman said...

The magpie would be a great bird to see. They look so handsome in a symmetrical way. The acrobatic squirrel could test the depth of even a rich mans seed budget!

eileeninmd said...

Great series even with the damp day. I love the magpie! thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Arija said...

So nice to see your magpie. Our here are so large and heavy and not at all cheeky.

Inger-M said...

My bird food is going fast too, and we don't have squirrels here. Beautiful bird captures!

holdingmoments said...

It was back to normal with the Bank Holiday weather wasn't it Andrew lol
At least the birds still visit. :-)

Haddock said...

The Magpie is looking so grand and majestic.

Sondra said...

We were away for 4 days and I was stunned at the damage done to my flower pots by the squirrels!! Im about ready to call my home owners insurance and report a home invasion!!
Love the magpie shot---

Adam Tilt said...

Nice collection Andrew. It reminds me that I need to get out and fill up my own feeders.

Jean said...

Your Magpie is a looker! The Dunnock looks much like our House Finches and the Woodpigeon could pass for the Mourning Dove.
I have those feeder raiders here and they are making me mad!

bailey-road.com said...

That Magpie is very smart-looking! Squirrels are amazing when it comes to getting to the feeders!

Calling Ravens said...

Boy that Magpie is gorgeous.
I don't feed the birds because it would all go to the rock and ground squirrels and I cannot afford that.
Sigh.

EmptyNester said...

I've never seen a Magpie before- beautiful bird! So, you have the same problem I do with the bird food going quickly...Tucker goes out there like 100 times a day to chase them off but those darn things come back every single time.

NatureFootstep said...

It must have been a hard raid as they look so wet. Poor ones.

Amila Kanchana said...

Lovey birds and a squirrel!

Kathiesbirds said...

We have magpies in the west and red squirrels in the east but I have never seen a dunnock in the USA! (or anywhere else for that matter!) Time to put a baffle on the feeder pole!

Larry said...

Love that shot of the Magpie Andrew! I too have been dealing with the tree squirrels here lately. I bought several baffles for my feeders and will be installing them today. The squirrels haven't touched my woodpecker feeder since I installed the only baffle I had on it so I'm hoping that this solves the problem.