Beyond the garden

So today I thought I would zoom in on the trees beyond my garden to see what I could see.....

Goldfinches never come in my garden  but glad to see they are not far away

No idea what this is. Much appreciate an identification thanks

  • Hi Linda, the last two photos are of a lovely female Blackcap, wonderful to have the Blackcap and Redwing close to your garden.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Oh wow. I actually had a male blackcap (obviously more distinctive with his blackcap) on the fatball feeder last week in my garden.

    Thanks Hazel
  • That's lovely to hear Linda as they are probably a pair.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Mr Blackcap has been in the garden several times 

  • Lovely photo of the handsome Mr Blackcap,  fingers crossed they eventually breed in the vicinity and present their offspring which will all look like the female until they get adult feathers ………. here's a photo of a newly fledged Blackcap (which could have been male or female)  which I came across a few years ago on a walk in Derbyshire.  

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Thats a stunning picture.
    Oh I do hope so that would be a beautiful sight and I will certainly be keeping my eyes peeled.
  • Thanks Linda, the chick had only just left the nest that morning so was a bit wobbly on its legs ! It was wandering on to a rocky footpath area where the occasional mountain bike cyclist goes past so I had to pick the chick up and place it back towards a dry stone wall where its siblings were. No doubt the parent birds were nearby so I didn't hang around too long for photos so they could get back to tending their newly fledged offspring. Was a special moment that I will never forget. Nature is especially wonderful at times !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Wow ! I love that time of year when you get to see all the newly fledged offsprings. My favourite must be the great spotted woodpecker which I am fortunate enough to have several breeding pairs that come into the garden daily. I can be standing there for hours with the camera just watching the adults feed the juveniles. So cute!
  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:
    My favourite must be the great spotted woodpecker which I am fortunate enough to have several breeding pairs that come into the garden daily. I can be standing there for hours with the camera just watching the adults feed the juveniles.

    You sound as if you have a lot of fantastic birds in your area Linda;       If you have live mealworms you stand a chance at the GS.Woodpecker coming much closer;    we had them visit our last woodland garden and the male came almost to my feet to take the live mealworms as he was helping feed the young in the nest.     The birds are a lot less fearful of humans when the hunt for food for chicks takes over....      this male was also collecting the oak moth caterpillars as well as the mealworms I had on offer for it.    He was less than a metre away from my feet at times so very bold behaviour !      So get the live mealworms ready in springtime,   get your garden chair out and remain as still as possible and you could get pics with a macro lens  !! 

      

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • I cant even imagining getting close to these birds as usaully if there is a sudden sound or movement they are off like a shot.

    so how does one go about supplying live mealworms...all new to me but willing to give it a go to try get closer to them!