Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year................................................................................................

Just a few of my garden birds from 2013

 Great Tit

Sparrowhawk

Magpie

 Blue Tit

 Goldfinch

 House Sparrow

Siskin

and last but not least... Robin
I hope 2014 brings me more of the same and hopefully a few new species to add to my garden list
I wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2014

Linking to Wild Bird WednesdayCamera Critters and The Bird D'pot

40 comments:

holdingmoments said...

All the best for 2014 Andrew.

And fix that fence. :-)

Joop Zand said...

Hello Andrew

I wish you and your loved ones a fantastic 2014 with lots of love and happiness.

Greetings, Joop

Bob Bushell said...

Andrew, have a beautiful new year, 2014 is going to be brilliant.

Stephanie said...

Have a healthy happy New Year, Andrew. Looking forward to more of your bird shots!

ADRIAN said...

Have a good one Andrew.

Brian King said...

The Sparrowhawk is definitely my favorite followed by the Magpie! Favorite meaning the birds themselves. All the photos are beautiful! Have a Happy New Year!

TexWisGirl said...

all great shots of beautiful birds! happy new year to you, andrew!

The Herald said...

Have a Great New Year Andrew...[;o)

Rajesh said...

Very cute birds.
Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Findlay Wilde said...

That Sparrowhawk is a beauty. I hope it didn't eat too many of your other garden birds. I hope your knees are alot better for you in 2014. from Findlay

Sandra said...

love love love every one of these and the magpie and sparrow hawk got 4 loves.. wow. you are getting better an better. i wish you many photo ops in the new year. Happy new Year,

Wilma said...

Happy, healthy New year's wishes for you, Andrew.

Gail Dixon said...

Each and every one is beautiful!! Happy New Year!!

Andrea said...

It always boggles my mind that there are so many birds in other places that I have never seen (and may never see). Your birds are beautiful and all so very different than my birds even though some go by the same names. Your Sparrowhawk is much like our Sharpshin or even Coopers Hawk, though the Coopers Hawk are bigger and the eyes are red. The American Kestrel is often called a Sparrow Hawk in different parts of the country so it could all get very confusing ... But I love learning about them so I have greatly appreciate your posts over the year. I hope this New Year does bring you more of the same and some different for you to share with us ... Happy New Year, Andrew!

Andrea @ From the Sol

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eileeninmd said...

Pretty variety of birds. The Goldfinches are my favorite!

Kay L. Davies said...

No, don't cover up the hole in the fence. I think it is wonderful that some birds consider the hole to be the entrance to your yard, and come through there rather than flying over the top of the fence. This is one of the funniest, best things in my experience as a blogger...birds sneaking in the hard way instead of taking the easy way in.
The first photo here is my favourite. So funny, the Great Tit clinging to the bird feeder but leaning 'way out to the side to investigate green buds.
I'm not a birder, but I love to see birds.
Happy New Year to you and yours, Andrew.
K

Neil said...

Great series. Happy New Year

Karen said...

Wonderful shots, I love the Magpie! Happy New Year!

Stewart M said...

Nice shots! I actually saw a goldfinch two days ago - not a lot of overlap between the birds we see day by day!

Thanks for all the comments over the past year!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne!

Ela said...

Wonderful pictures of birds
Happy New Year !

Dave said...

Happy New Year Andrew. Love the new header, love the 2 perched Goldies too

Carole M. said...

all great shots Andrew but I'm kind of amazed at the 'blue' hues on the magpie; that really shows up well. The Siskin reminds me of a canary. Love the robin, as always. Best wishes for 2014

Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful examples of your feathered friends -- Happy New Years Andrew!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

No, do not do that...ha ha that hole in the fence has brought you many wonderful images and they delight us...those birds need that for escape too...the big bad Coopie cannot go through that hole...Happy New Year~

Arija said...

I love them all without exception. You really have had a great year for beautiful garden birds.
Hope the one just started is even better.
Hugs . . . Arija

HansHB said...

Great post!
Happy New Year to you!

NatureFootstep said...

nice set of birds.

Happy New Year!

edenhills said...

What a lovely array of birds! Here's to even more great birding in 2014!

Pia said...

All photos are perfect, great shots.

Happy New Year to you!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year Andrew and thank you for the great re-cap. Your birds are always perfect.

JM said...

Fabulous series! Happy 2014.

Phil Slade said...

You started the year well Andrew. All the best for 2014.

Beth Edwards said...

Happy New Year Andrew. have a great one!! big big hugs. ( :

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful birds! Happy birding 2014!

Anni said...

Absolutely outstanding!!! Now, I have a question...that peanut feeder...where do you buy peanuts for birds? They are raw peanuts, right? I have a feeder like yours, but I used some manufactured nuggets that was supposed to be a bird food, but the birds never touched them. I want to fill it with peanuts.

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos and you have a very interesting garden.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice selection of birds at your feeders!

HARLEQUIN said...

Happy New Year 2014 for you and your family! Let your dreams become reality!

Judith Gray said...

Absolutely stunning birds. The Sparrowhawk is magnificent. Lucky you having such a great variety.