Birds in our garden January 2012

birds in the garden13.1.2012

Male blackbird they enjoy the apples  that we kept from the autumn

 

 

Long-tailed tit, blue tit and great tit
in the feeder

 

staring they should be called vultures.
Tits in the sunflower seeds

 

Female chaffinch

 

house sparrow

 

 

 

chaffinch

 

 

 

 

Male and female chaffinch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male and female blackbirds

 

Female

 

 

 

The two females are always fighting over the apples even though there are plenty on the ground,

 

 

Magpies waiting their chance to get at the apples. they will only come down when I am not about.

 

 

chubby little blue tit

 

The acrobat

 

chaffinch

 

 

Blackbird  great  tit and chaffinch  the finch and tits eat the sunflower seeds the blackbird prefers the apples

 

Robin clearing up after the messy starlings  in the feeders

 

 

 

best photo of the Dunock so far.

 

 

Great tit in the feeder

 

two squirrels in the garden this morning  this one found a n acorn

 

this one prefers the sun flower seeds

 

Early birds

Blue tits are always on the feeders first light
Dunock
blue tit
Male blackbird Waiting for the crumbs
Robin in the early morning sun

birds in the front garden,

These two shots are on as they are the only ones I managed to get of the greenfinch,
the past two days have been so dismal   I have only managed to get shots through the front room window and that also makes the shots darker .
there was about 30 tits  on the feeders today I may try and get a video tomorrow
even the sparrows are venturing inside the cage to feed.
the chaffinch was real busy in the shrubs catching whatever grubs came its way,
there are four Dunocks in the front garden  they only feed from whatever the tits spill from the feeders the ground

Blackbird

Juvenile male blackbird

 

 

 

 

This is a female Blackbird  never seen one with white spots before. but then a few hundred yards down the path in the park i came across a male with a white spot.

Mute Swan

This female mute swan is always on her own and always comes to the calm waters of the Severn that runs along Dolerw park.

here she is on take off for a two hundred yard dash up stream where she has a quiet spot for preening herself

preening time usually at eleven, but if the river is fast flowing she goes on the bank.

two blue tits discussing whether to have fat ball or peanuts,

sparrow on the fat ball

shall I keep it for later

eat it while its fresh

this way up

or is it this way

something very interesting in the tree bark

Magpies on the playing fields no matter how much I try this is as close as i can get to the magpie,

This looks like a good place to dive

the river here is quite shaded with the trees but I managed to get a good shot as they came into the sun ray,showing the iridescent green on one of the drakes heads.

then there was two green heads

one diver left

diver no 2.

further up stream there was some kind of ritual going onnot often does one see five drakes and two hens. the drakes are all in mating plumage.

Not so good a light again but I think this is a Redstart, Phoenicurus torquata, I hope it is as its a first again for me,

And its Silhouette. My new website is in the making. there Iwill be putting all the wildlife  photos  I have taken over the past 3 months,                             http://www.wildaboutwales.org.uk.                           will put a link on when the site is up and running ,

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