Fabulous Fence Posts

The humble fence post. They're all over the place, and in my opinion, they do a good job. They keep things in and they keep things out. I like them.!!

Please feel free to post any fence post shots that you may have.

This is an example of a fence post but they do come in different shapes and sizes.

They're well worth keeping an eye on because just like me,  various other things also like fence posts.!!

Arctic Terns for example.

And Skylarks.

Meadow Pipits like them a lot.!!

So do Wheatears.

Even though this Linnet isn't actually on a fence post, he probably really likes them as well.

Snipe really like being on the ground but they're not totally against having a go on a fence post now and again.!!

Redshanks are of a similar opinion to Snipes.

This is fun.!! Really small birds also like fence posts, like this Stonechat.

Great big birds like Curlews also stand on top of fence posts sometimes.

As do colourful birds like Oystercatchers.!!

Hooded Crows take it in turns to stand on fence posts.

But Short-eared Owls like them all to themselves.

Fence posts are just great.!! You may even have one in your garden somewhere, they're well worth keeping an eye on. I might even start a fence post appreciation society.!! :-)

My bird photos HERE

  • LOL Paul, fantastic photos one and all;   methinks I better order a dozen fence posts for the garden lol

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    Regards, Hazel 

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  • In reply to HAZY:

    HAZY said:

    LOL Paul, fantastic photos one and all;   methinks I better order a dozen fence posts for the garden lol

    Yes, why not? I expect the Cyrils could do with somewhere else to pose lol

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • In reply to monkeycheese:

    I don't know where you've been, Paul, but that's what I call a good day out to see such a variety of fence posts. Not many people could tick all those in a single day. Where can I join the FPA.

    Birds are not bad either.

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Thanks folks.

    TeeJay said:
    I don't know where you've been, Paul, but that's what I call a good day out to see such a variety of fence posts. Not many people could tick all those in a single day.

    The fence posts are of the Northern variety, Tony, Orcadian to be precise. We spent a few days on Orkney and had a rather lovely time in the process. :-)

    My bird photos HERE

  • In reply to Paul A:

    It does make a nice change from the more urban concrete fence posts, which may not be for the purists, but the birds still seem to like them.

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  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Excellent set, great habitat fence posts. :)

  • In reply to brian r:

    Thanks guys.

    Another fence post, this one taken at Loch Leven with a macro lens.!!

    My bird photos HERE

  • In reply to Paul A:

    Missed this thread the first time around, the SEOwl is the best for me, I'm sure it is saying "don't know why he put me up here, next door is the one I was aiming for" :-)  

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to Paul A:

    Very handy when there may be a dearth of trees or bushes.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Great thread Paul-gorgeous photos all of them,can't pick a favourite! I can finally say it...I love a fence post and try to look at every one I pass. Amazing to see the Oystercatcher,Curlew & Snipe using posts-birds I often see down here but I don't think they've cottoned on to the fence post yet

    Jayne

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