Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Garden Birds Today








Today I woke up at half past three and made a coffee. I sat in the Kitchen and looked through the window at the garden. It was like Picadilly circus with the birds in the garden.
Blackbirds were hopping through the garden, acrobatic Blue tits were balancing on the fat ball holder. He looks like the Lone Ranger with a mask on, or maybe Zorro!
When the batterys died on the camera a female blackbird was eating a worm just under my kitchen window about two foot from me.
The Robin was singing and trying to chase the Coal tits and Blue tits away from his territory.The New Peanut holder from Hils was being used, and even the seed mix in the red net bag on the fence post.
The light was fading and the birds kept moving from the camera.They are the garden spirits I think.

7 comments:

Karen said...

Happy New Year, David! I look forward to seeing how your new garden develops in 2008. Take care of yourself and don't work too hard. Enjoy the birds (your photos are delightful)!

Kylee said...

I was taking some bird pictures today (cardinals) and I think it's so hard to do! As you said, they keep moving! You've gotten some good ones though.

xxsnappygirlxx said...

hi david, love the pics of all your bird friends. hope to see more you have done agreat job with the garden i enjoy readng your blog

Julie said...

We have swarms of birds moving in from the north here right now...they coat the phone and powerlines, and then all of a sudden hundreds of them will fly into the air and swirl around a while, and then re-land...it is a winter happening I hadn't really paid much attention to in previous years, but am now fascinated!

snappy said...

Happy New year Karen,Im glad you like the bird photos I have taken so far.I am enjoying Nature with a renewed passion this year after a garden-less year last year!
Hi Kylee,I love the Cardinals.They are so pretty and catholic like.I think their name is perfect.I will drop by soon to see if you have photographed any....
Thanks Snappygirl for the nice words about my blog....
Hi Julie,Birds are amazing in how far they can fly.I remember the Berwick Swans had flown from the Artic circle down to Slimbridge in Wiltshire.They regularly fly there every year!
You could try to photograph the powerlines and phone lines.Its good to look with fresh eyes sometimes!

Julie said...

Check out my blog post on Tuesday Nov 20, for pics of birds on the powerlines here! LOL...they make me laugh, they are so funny with their antics! Hope you can get over to visit the Everglades one of these days! I live on the upper, east edge of the Everglades, but haven't actually travelled down to Everglades National Park yet (MUCH further south)...hope to see it soon also! Great animal sightings there, for sure!

snappy said...

Thanks Julie I read the November 20th birds on the power/phone lines.I loved the hanging boots too.I would dearly love to visit Florida for all the natural beauty and the wildlife esp the Everglades.I hope you get to see it soon.I think for all its vast wilderness it is quite a spiritual place.I would love to blog my discoverys from there!The birds here make me laugh, they are friendly garden spirits really :)