Thursday, 24 May 2012

"Up on the Roof"..............................................................................................

 I relaxed in the garden after work doing nothing but listening to and watching the birds.

 All around my garden they were singing and coo cooing from the roof tops.

Woodpigeon.

Woodie is joined by my garden Song Thrush... bottom left.


This little darling has her nest built and is looking for love.

The magpies are always checking out the rooftops.

Sigh!!... when will I find my knight in shining armour?

Even my little Robin has a rooftop lookout point.

Keep singing sweetheart... at least your making Andrew smile.
OK not the best images ever taken but from where I was sitting they all looked fantastic.

SkywatchFriday

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

well, i think that ms. woodthrush is a darling! and i like the slate/tile roofs, too! :)

Gary said...

Great home shots Andrew. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Light and Voices said...

I am leaving your blog with a smile on my face. Those bird pictures are awesome.
Joyce M

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

I hope your little darling finds a mate! Keep smiling Drew.

Susan Scheid said...

I love these photos, not to mention your commentary. The little robin--in the previous post, too, is such a charmer, but they all have their appeal. We, too, sat out tonight, feet up (and me with binoculars to check the status of nesting in the birdboxes down the hill), just listening to the birdsong all around us. Not close enough for photos, but music to our ears.

Jean said...

Drew, Your roof is a birding Hot Spot!:)

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful post for the day, Andrew! I love your dialog with those lovely birds and what beautiful skies for a backdrop! I love it! Hope you and the birds have a great weekend!

heyBJK said...

They sure like your roof! The thrush is a beautiful little bird and the magpie is very striking! Love the black and white plumage!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

They're wonderful!
PS Ms Thrush.. You go girl!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful photography and narrative!

Bob Bushell said...

The melodies of the Song Thrush is amazing,but, is it a him/her makes the music, the song that bring love. Great photos as well.

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful! So many visitors in your garden ... great!
Greetings.

Gillena Cox said...

your beauiful birds, i enjoyed them all


much love...

missing moments said...

They are absolutely perfect! What a chorus!

Sandra said...

i love to sit in my swing beside the pool and listen to the cooing of the doves. the early morning coos are the best.... makes me so happy just as your garden full of birds makes you happy

Arija said...

What a wonderfully relaxing sit among all your personal friends and tenants. I do hope the new nest will soon be put to good use and you will have a whole thrush barbershop quartet if not sextet serenading you.
We don't always have to have the perfect shots Drew, sometimes, just seeing what you are seeing is spectacular enough.

Hugs . . . ;Arija

Magia da Inês said...

°`°º♫°♫♫♪¸
Amei as fotos dos pássaros no telhado.
Bom sábado!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
º♫°♫♫♪¸

Liz said...

Nice shots of your rooftop home to cute little birds!! What a delight!

Susan said...

I know how that little bird feels:))

chubskulit said...

I love the focal point of that second shot.

My Sky Shot, please come and see. Have a great weekend.

Penelope Dingee said...

Aww. They are lovely birds bringing joy with their melodies! Just a heads up: it is ideal to annually inspect your roof to make sure that they are free from debris. Checking up on your gutters could also help to prevent them from clogging, leaking, and damaging your roof.

Penelope Dingee

Chantay Smithingell said...

It must be so thrilling to see all these birds in your garden. They look pretty perching on your rooftop. It is highly advisable to take extra caution when it comes to your roof, as bird droppings are very acidic in nature. Droppings, which accumulate on roofs, will penetrate into the material and eventually cause leaks. The life expectancy of roofs can be cut in half by just a light, but continuous exposure to bird droppings. ;)

Willene Fagen said...

I agree with Chantay. Bird droppings don’t just make your roof look old and dirty, but it’s also one of the main reasons why your gutters get clogged. Bird droppings and leaves can block the gutter’s draining system, so it’s important that you regularly clean your roof so that you can retain its good look and you can be sure that it’s clear of debris.

Kip Whitehead said...

I’ve never seen a roof that became a resting point of different species of birds until this! That tree right there near your roof must be the reason behind this; the birds seem so attracted to the seeds, which are expelled by those blooming flowers. However, be sure to regularly inspect the roof, as birds and other animals may unintentionally cause damage to the roofing system.

Laurelle Baughman said...

Hmm. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a roof with some birds and eventually a bird’s nest on it. Lol! =) I believe birds always find roofs a calming place to settle in, and they are the perfect place for them to look for food for their whole breed.

Laurelle  Baughman