Monday, 13 August 2012

Garden birds................................................ whose in charge of the feeders?

I enjoy watching all the birds in my garden...and yesterdays antics really made me smile.

I had another visit from the Long-tailed Tit's just as I was preparing to top up the feeders.

The House Sparrows seemed impatient...
...and kept trying to muscle in.

This little fella wasn't fazed at all.

Then it was the turn of the little Coal Tit to get some hassle.

It stood it's ground...



...before relenting and sharing what was left in my repaired (squirrel damage) feeder.

Oh! and by the way... he was back causing more mayhem later.

Favourite Photo Monday

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

laughing at your electrical-taped feeder. yup, only a matter of time before that's chewed through again. :)

the long-tail hanging upside down is adorable!!

Brian King said...

House Sparrows are such a nuisance here, anyway. They've taken over everything from feeders to nesting sites. Funny how one man's garden bird is another man's invader. Although, you did end up with squirrels so I guess we're even! :-)

Nice job getting the sparrow in flight! Naturally, I had to laugh at the squirrel...they're a damn nuisance everywhere!

Amish Stories said...

i enjoy watching cats and birds. Richard

Sandra said...

i love the fluttering angel wings and that squirrel has me howling with laughter. they look like birds escaped from the Olympics and came to visit you. great shots and great fun

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Our birds pretty much get along with one and the other except for the doves who seem to be bossy over the tray feeder. I put the squirrel cage on the tray and this keeps the big birds away so the little ones can feed in peace. Incidentally, this morning a squirrel found a new home a couple miles from here.

barbara l. hale said...

Love those "action" shots!

Island Rambles Blog said...

I use a baffle on my bird pole and this stops those squirrels so far, they can jump from the tree possibly. Had to stop feeding seed as we are overrun with House Sparrows and they are not liked in our country as they take over nests, fight for food. Not their fault, someone introduced them here.

Sharon M said...

You got some nice shots of the birds in flight. Gah, squirrels!

Carole M. said...

sweet birds but that squirrel ...! Only way round that critter is to put the feeders inside a 'cage' that he can't venture inside but the birds can come and go freely

Rohrerbot said...

Very fun shots. Love the birdfeeders around our places. You have very active and energetic guests:)

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Hahaha nice !

Wanda..plain-N-simple said...

:) Gotta love the squirrel and his acrobatics!

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮Uma linda terça-feira!
♥Beijinhos do Brasil

bettyl said...

It seems that you have your own entertainment in your back yard! Such pretty visitors, even the squirrel!

Findlay Wilde said...

I'm gald the Sparrow finally got some food too. I would really like to get long tailed tits in our garden. I am going to plant more shrubs to encourage them. From Findlay

The Herald said...

Nice shots of the garden birds Andrew, it's always entertaining to watch their antics, along with those of the Squirrel, of course!

I'm glad to see that all those mad dashes home from school so that you could watch Blue Peter on the telly have paid dividends in the end!...[;o)

holdingmoments said...

Those dam squirrels certainly cause some damage.
Great watching the antics of the birds.

JM said...

Every time I see what's going on around the garden feeder I envy you! :-)