Monday, 4 March 2013

The latest visitor to my log feeder...................................... a female Blackbird

I made my own log feeder back in October while I was off work with my original knee problems.
Yesterday I watched as the female Blackbird launched herself up to feed on the fat balls and suet blocks...
 ...they are normally ground feeders so it was amusing to watch.

...and here she is pretending to be one of the Tit's... my lovely female Blackbird

I have been looking back through my pics to see how many different birds I have captured on the log.
 Mrs Blackbird became the 6th bird species... here are the others.

Coal Tit

Robin...

... and yes he does know how to use the perches.

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Long-tailed Tit

 Dunnock

I have also seen House Sparrows on it but don't appear to have taken a pic... I must put that right.
Back to the hospital tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) to see the physiotherapist... should give me some idea how I am progressing.

Linking to Our World Tuesday and Wild Bird Wednesday

37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

hope you get a good report card! :)

Bob Bushell said...

I wish that I had one of those feeders. Good luck with the physio.

Carole M. said...

beautiful photos each one; I especially like the long-tailed tit. Hope you get good results tomorrow Drew, best wishes

Findlay Wilde said...

That Blackbird managed really well on your log feeder. From Findlay

Karen said...

I love that feeder! You had lots of great visitors. Good luck tomorrow.

Jim said...

Terrific shots of your world.

Cindy said...

Beautiful!! So many different birds. Love the little Robin and the Blackbird.

Connie Smiley said...

That looks like a great idea, Andrew; you must have something yummy in there. I love your little robins--so different from ours. Hope that knee keeps getting better.

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

I like the look of that feeder - and I definitely like all the birds that come in to it. Hope the knee is progressing well.

eileeninmd said...

Great collection of birds, the feeder is nice. The robin is one of my favorites.

Fun60 said...

Interesting to see the blackbird up there. Like the design of your feeder.

Sylvia K said...

Love your birds and that is a great feeder!! Wonderful look at your world, Andrew! Thanks for sharing!

Brian King said...

The other birds look right at home, but the blackbird is borderline too big to fit. Great shots! Glad that feeder has been getting well used.

LONDONLULU said...

You caught some real beauties! The feeder looks wonderful. Best of luck with the physio! (I used to run and have bad knees, I know it's not fun).

Andrea said...

Wow that is a very practical and lovely 'invention', so natural. I love the way everybody perch on it naturally, so you got your wish, beautiful photos as if on cue!

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely bird pictures. It must be a great experience to have a bird feeder in the backyard!!

Jesh St Germain said...

Your bird photos are out of this world! Hope you'll get good news from the hospital!

Cezar and Léia said...

These images are spectacular, you are very talented with your camera and these birds are gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
Your blog is really interesting!Congratulations!
Léia

ladyfi said...

Wonderful feeder and great bird shots.

The Herald said...

That feeder certainly looks to be popular Andrew. Great set of images.

Good luck with today's hospital visit...[;o)

Stewart M said...

Not a bad TV show to watch while you get your knees sorted!

Nice pictures.

Glad you liked the wordy post.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

MarkD60 said...

I like your birdfeeder, I think I can make one of those!
Also, Excellent bird pictures!

Jannibele said...

What a great range of birds you show us. They surtenly love your feeder:)

Scriptor Senex said...

I have one of those feeders but rarely fill it. We get the Long-tailed Tits but they just peck around for a minute and then pass on next-door (or wherever). Perhaps the log would encourage them to stick around a bit longer.

HansHB said...

Lovely photos.
Creative birdfeeder!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Beautiful pictures of the birds. Seems you kept yourself busy while away from work.

Adam Tilt said...

Great dexterity from that Blackbird. Your having so much success with your feeder that I think I might just have a go at building one myself.

Carletta said...

She knows where the food is! :)
A lovely series Andrew.

Hoping your hospital visit goes well. If you've been keeping up with those exercises you should get a good report. Take care.

Gillian Olson said...

You have a great variety of bird coming to that feeder. I have never seen a robin after suet before.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like a simple yet effective feeder. I like the idea!

Esther Joy said...

Wow! So interesting to see the variety of birds from different areas.

Best of luck with your health. I've had bilateral Oxford knees; had them 4 years ago. It took a bit of getting used to, but I'm doing great now.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Great images and I always enjoy your homemade log feeders, and they really seem to work out so well too~

Pantherka said...

Andrew, this is a beautiful series of images!
Greetings.

JM said...

What a lovely bunch of visitors! Luck you.

Hilke Breder said...

Lovely pics, Andrew!

HansHB said...

I am not able to comment on your Dubai post!