Saturday, 20 October 2012

Some of the birds I've seen in and from my garden.........................................

I have lived in my house for over 7 years and it's both close to the town centre and open countryside.
My home is in the middle an estate of properties of which nearly all have small gardens.

Here are a few of my favourites... House Sparrows have been in good numbers this year.

My garden Robin is always defending his territory... and can be very aggressive at times.

During my time here I have seen 33 different bird species 34 if you count the Racing Pigeon that stayed for a few days during June 2011.

Seeing Buzzards over the garden has become quite regular.

I really enjoy feeding all my little visitors...

...but it's also nice to watch them fending for themselves.

This Song Thrush nested in the garden this year.

Other regular visitors include Blackbirds, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Greenfinch and the Great, Blue, Coal and Long-tailed Tits.

Goldfinch during the winter of 2010/2011
Winter has brought me some real surprises.

Redwing.

During the harsh winters of 2010 and 2011 I was fortunate enough to have both Redwings and Fieldfares visit and some birds stop at the feeders as they just pass through such as Black Cap, Bullfinch.

All the images were captured by me in the garden or while just sat inside viewing from my patio door.

Camera Critters
The Bird D'pot

22 comments:

Findlay Wilde said...

Great pictures, th Fieldfares and Redwings visted my garden as well I even had some Redpolls feeding on the niger seed as well.

TexWisGirl said...

always enjoy your robins. that song thrush is a beauty.

eileeninmd said...

Andrew, gorgeous birds and photos. Lots of cute birds in your yard.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Hi - visiting from Camera Critters.

What a wonderful selection of birds to visit your home! It's interesting to see the difference in species (between your country and ours) although I think House Sparrows must be the same everywhere! ;-)

Pat said...

Lovely captures, Andrew!

Bob Bushell said...

Sitting, looking at, that is the way to sit and be aware of all birds.

holdingmoments said...

Great garden visitors Andrew.
34 species is a good number.

Adam Jones said...

Great shots Andrew. A really good variety of birds for your garden list.

Sandra said...

you are blessed for sure, Andrew. for the birds and the gardens to look at from your window. the first one would make a beautiful greeting card

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful images all but my favorites are with food in the beak.

Gary Jones said...

Thought winter had come early in Northwich!
Great series of shots Andrew

Valerie said...

A delightful series of captures Andrew - especially those of the Robin (I'm sure he wins all the ladies' hearts!). Thanks for sharing your blessed environment. Happy weekend.

Chubskulit Rose said...

These are gorgeous shots, Andrew!

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Have a fabulous weekend.

Inger said...

What wonderful captures of these sweet birds. I'm stopping by after a recommendation by Mad Snapper and I will be back for sure.

Brian King said...

Fantastic shots, Andrew! You're fortunate to have so many different birds in your garden. It's certainly a great setting for photography!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very nice garden visitors. I love that you care so much for them, I do as well. I feed them just enough to keep them strong, yet allow them to do what they must in nature's find~

The Herald said...

Excellent selection of images of your garden visitors Andrew.
It's always a pleasure to take the time to just sit a marvel at the beauty of nature that lies just outside our door...[;o)

Magia da Inês said...

º°♪♫♫
Bela série de visitantes.
Bom domingo!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos. °º♪
Brasil ♫♫♫

Pantherka said...

You have great visitors. Beautiful photos Andrew.

HansHB said...

Great serie of photos, - a perfect bird post!
Have a nice evening!

Anni said...

The winter images made me shiver!!! The frost, the snow...but the birds are being taken care of by you...that's awesome.

Great photos Andrew. Even tho I'm not a winter person [60 degrees F is becoming a bit too cold for me], that one of the finch at the feeder looking right into the lens is my favorite.

NewMexiKen said...

I'd count that pigeon. The iridescence on its neck is beautiful. Nice series of wonderful bird shots!