Monday, June 29, 2009

Visitors to my garden

Hi everyone. As you have probably noticed, I am turning into a bit of a twitcher these days! I just can't seem to get enough of the birds in my garden. And not just birds... I put in 2 new flowerbeds a few weeks ago, with lovely wild flowers to try and lure bugs and bees and butterflies in to the garden. Well, I'm pleased to say it has worked- my efforts with the flowers and the feeding station have been entirely worth it! The money (loadsa money!) was well spent. I spend most of my spare time out there waiting and watching... and photographing. I hope you enjoy my latest visitors. This is a photo my boyfriend took today of our first Goldfinch on the feeder. I got a tip that nyjer seed draws finches in from everywhere. I put the nyjer seed in on Saturday and 2 days later the finches have turned up! Fantastic :) goldfinch 2 This is apparently a Painted Lady butterfly. I think it is lovely and am chuffed to bits with the photo. Butterfly 2 This photo is of a young black bird chick. I think it is a baby of my black and white black bird that is often in the garden. It was very brave and was next to the feeder but I didn't see it actually eat anything. Blackbird chick This last photo is one of my favourites. The wood pigeons are a complete pain in the backside and we have had to shuffle around the feeders so they can't steal everything- they are very gluttonous! Anyway, this one was watching and waiting for me to go away and sure enough as soon as I did, it got straight on the feeder! Cheeky buggar. wood pigeon Don't forget to visit my FLICKR page where I have many, many more photos. Also, clicking on these images will take you to Flickr where you can view them in larger sizes (they always look better a bit bigger).

8 comments:

  1. I loved these photos!!!
    Your birds are so different than the ones here!!!
    Great shots.

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  2. I love birds and the young blackbird is precious. These photos definitely put a smile on my face.

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  3. Great pictures of the birds and the butterfly. That firs bird is especially wonderful.

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  4. You have some great Image's! I like the Finch. He sure is pretty to see.

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  5. Wow Bemused those are charrrming birds! Do you use Telephoto? As for the picture with the butterfly, did you use Macro? They seem so awfully clear and sharp! great job.

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  6. The pigeon photo is priceless! It's like a cartoon pose.

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  7. love your shot. nice. where did you capture this beautiful image? what lense did you use?

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  8. Brilliant photos! You have a real eye for a picture. You should market them - pro quality!

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