Thursday, 6 December 2012

From The Window

My latest shoot from the window series reveals all the usual visitors to the seed feeder.
The leaves have all gone now from the tree which makes it easier for observing the various species. 

The weather was very dull and bitterly cold, which explains in part the poor quality of the images. Birds are turning up in some strength now, a sure sign that natural food is less plentiful. The resident Robin pair make short forays to the seeds and chase everything else away in the process. Then at least four Goldfinch arrive and take in turns to feed. They eventually get spooked and the Greenfinch arrive. There are always at least three Blue Tits taking it in turns to dash to the seeds grab a beak full and dash back into the depth of the tree or the adjacent Holly tree. Meanwhile Dunnocks hop about the floor of the balcony picking up the seeds that get dropped as do the Blackbirds. An extended family of Long-tailed Tits made a welcome visit to the tree top, but as usual didn't venture near the seeds, they were as always just passing through.

Robin

Top: Great Tit (L). Long-tailed Tit (R)  Bottom: Blue Tit (L) Coal Tit (R)

Goldfinch

Coal Tit

House Sparrow

Great Tit

Blue Tit

17 comments:

  1. Nice selection of birds Roy! Never had a Coal Tit in the garden and House Sparrows are very rare!
    J
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    1. Thanks John, we get a couple of Coal Tits quite regularly and the odd House Sparrow.

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  2. Some great pics Roy, the Robin and Goldfinch shots are excellent :) I would be more than happy with all these photos :)

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    1. Thanks David, they are a bit noisy though.

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  3. Wow, John, here in the States we have House Sparrows everywhere, and European Starlings.

    Thanks for posting these, Roy. These are very enjoyable.

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    1. Thanks Steve.
      Our House Sparrow population is decreasing all the time now. We use have millions of them.

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  4. Hey Roy...You have some cute little Tit's ...House Sparrows are considered a nuisances
    here, and most live in the city ..why I don't know!!
    Love the Goldfinch and that little Robin!!
    Keep warm
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG.
      I expect the sparrows can get a good supply of food in your cities.

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  5. Nice selection to see from your window, Roy.

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  6. Roy, you KNEW you would get me with the photo of the English Robin! Oh how I love them! I think the quality is just fine! What sweet birds all of them. I also like the long-tailed tit! it looks sooooooooo cute!

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    1. Thanks Kathie, yes I knew that.{:))

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  7. Hi Roy, I will send you more house sparrows. We have too many, they all moved over here. They are known as the bully birds over here, as they take over. This is a wonderful series of shots, I would be thrilled with any one of them. I do like the robins over there, they are so pretty, wish you would send them over to us. cheers.

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    1. Thanks Nora, perhaps our Robins wouldn't like your winters.{:))

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  8. Hi Roy

    I really enjoyed the chance to see so many beautiful little feeder birds. The various tits and the Goldfinch just fascinate me they are so exotic and have such a delicate beauty.

    Regards
    Guy

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  9. Hi Roy
    I love that Coal Tit. There was an eruption going on earlier this autumn. Some also visited my garden. Haven't seen them since than.
    Sjerp

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    1. Hi Sjerp. Thanks.
      Yes we get one and sometimes two visit, but I think its the same ones that nested locally during the summer and last year.

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