Birds Eating Breakfast

This morning saw a really busy breakfast shift at our bird feeder – sadly by the time I thought to fetch my camera the main rush hour had passed, but I still caught a few stragglers.

Today we saw sparrows, blue tits, coal tits, a robin and even a goldfinch at the feeder, not to mention the blackbirds and pigeons hanging about for overspill leftovers.

It definitely brought a big smile to our faces over breakfast to watch the to-ing and fro-ing and tag-team shenanigans of the small bird world, courtesy of our kitchen window ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekly Smile

Garden Birds

No pictures, I’m afraid, just words today. Since hanging a small bird feeder on the plum tree outside the kitchen window last week, we’ve been paying far more attention to identifying which birds we see (and hear) in our garden.

Squalling seagulls swooping here there and everywhere are a given, of course – after all we live by the sea – and crows and wood pigeons are never far away with their cawing and cooing. We have blackbirds – both black males and brown females – and sparrows and dunnocks aplenty. I’ve occasionally seen a great tit or two, and there are coal tits and blue tits, and the other day we spied two goldfinches with their red heads and flashes of gold on the wing.

So my smile this week is not only that we can see and hear all these different species of birds in our garden, but also that I’m learning to recognise them again – I love living so closely attuned to nature, it feels good to be part of it every day ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekly Smile

For the Birds

We’ve put up a bird feeder in the back garden, and so far have seen blue tits, coal tits and sparrows eat from it. But typically I don’t have a decent telephoto lens on my camera so I can’t get close enough without disturbing them – before I can even raise my camera they’re off! So I’ve had to resort to taking pics through the kitchen window as best I can, then cropping them afterwards. All I’ve managed to capture this afternoon is a couple of house sparrows – but it’s a start! ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekly Prompt: For the Birds

Nesting Pigeon

I have a wood pigeon nesting in a tree in my garden – she sits tight as her mate fetches and carries back and fore, and she keeps an eye on me as I spend a lot of time outside just now while the weather is nice. I’ve got used to her being there, and I’m hoping her eggs hatch successfully – apparently baby pigeons (or squabs) are ugly little things and I don’t ever remember seeing one in the flesh before, but the idea of having a pigeon family choosing our garden to make babies in is my Weekly Smile for this week ๐Ÿ™‚

B is for Bird

B is for Bird

Choosing which colours to use is always problematic for me – if I were colouring this bird today I’d probably choose to add some red and orange too, but hopefully he’s just fine as he is… ๐Ÿ™‚

For this year’s Blogging from A-Z Challenge I’m sharing my love of colouring in – if you want to see who else is participating, click on the link to the registration spreadsheet and check them out ๐Ÿ™‚