Friday, June 12, 2009

Blue Tit Family on the feeding station!

Hi again everyone. I have finally got some new visitors (other than the squirrels and wood pigeons) to my bird feeding station. I woke up this morning and was really chuffed to see a whole Blue Tit family feeding on the fat balls. There were about five or six babies and at least one adult. They seemed to take it in turns on the feeder, with the others on the fence and in the apple tree next door. I even saw the adult passing food to a baby even though they were feeding themselves- and I got that on camera. Here are the Blue Tits- enjoy! Baby Blue Tit with Food Family of Blue Tits Feeding Blue Tit Feeding Baby on Feeder Blue Tit Family on Feeder Blue Tit Baby Perched on Feeder Blue Tit Babies Argy Bargy The next three photos are of a female house sparrow. I was not sure what it was to be honest so I got the clever people over at the Springwatch 2009 Flickr group to identify it for me. Apparently the House Sparrow is getting quite rare in the UK and I consider myself to be quite lucky to have seen one feeding at my bird station. Female House Sparrow Female House Sparrow Female House Sparrow This last picture is of a Blackbird that lives in my garden. I think he is gorgeous! He has a mate and I'm pretty sure they have babies in their nest somewhere. Him and his mate are constantly digging for bugs in my lawn but never get up on the bird feeder- at least I haven't seen them up there. black  and white black bird If you don't have one, I would seriously recommend getting a bird feeder of some sort. It is really amazing watching all the animals come to it, morning day and night. Don't forget to check out my Flickr site. I have many, many more pictures up there.

6 comments:

  1. The photos look grand.
    Your concern with the birds deeply touch my heart.
    Thank you for the wonderful post.

    best wishes from
    http://artbytomas.blogspot.com/

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  2. We have the same heart! Have you been to my blog lately? I am smitten with all the birds coming to our yard and have gotten quite a few good photos...including ones of Eagles!!
    I love them.

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  3. I am a bird lover and thoroughly appreciated these lovely photos. Thanks for sharing them.

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  4. I really like these photos. I especially like the one where the birds are sharing food. I never think of animals doing that.

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  5. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. I have been feeding all winter and I now have very fat little bluetits too. I have been taking the plastic mesh off the fat balls since one got its feet stuck in it.

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  6. I also now take the mesh off the balls as i heard some horror stories where people had trapped birds on their feeders. I actually make my own suet food now anyway.

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