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Garden Birds

Found a very cute doodle on the web, am going to try to ‘colour in’ all the birdies in the garden. Might end up as a cute wall deco idea for a kiddie room or summat. Hmm.

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Garden Visitors of the Bird Kind

Since I moved to the British countryside I have learned to appreciate the wealth of wildlife that surrounds us here. I never (ever) expected that whole afternoons would be spent watching the flutterings of our little friends, listening to the variety of birdsong in the garden and talking about the latest happenings with the bird families that have made our garden their home. My husband, an avid ‘twitcher’ (the very British term for birdwatcher) is much to blame for this state of affairs. He spends a lot of time, come rain, snow or sun, making sure his feathered friends are well fed and happy. This involves many trips to the garden centre for bird food, and related paraphernalia, as well as the construction of bird houses dotted around the garden and the maintenance of the trees and the hedges. In winter he makes sure their water bowls have warm water, refreshed multiple times a day.

I have to admit I was slow to come around to ‘twitching’ but I have been won over and now prowl about happily trying to capture these frequent visitors on film. I apologize for the graininess of some of the shots, having been taken at a distance and through glass to avoid disturbing the birds, but I hope you’ll enjoy them.

The Thrush

The Pied Wagtail

The Chaffinch

The Robin

A Starling and a Blue Tit

A Starling fledgling and some sparring Starlings

A Wren and a Thrush

We are indebted to the RSPB’s ‘Bird Identifier‘and I am indebted to my twitchy husband for bringing this little wondrous world to my attention. And in case you missed it – here’s the data from the 2011 Big Garden Birdwatch.


Blue Tit

Oh, I’m trying so hard to stay away from bad puns in this post. But these little fellas are my husbands favorite garden visitors. So this one’s for him.

I was never a big bird fan, or ‘twitcher’ but being in Britain seems to require some twitching. So stay tuned for more from the garden. In the meanwhile, I hope you enjoy it and feel free to share (a link back/acknowledgment would be great if you can be bothered – drop me an email if you want the files to play with yourself).