A few photos taken at home around the garden of our resident species and a local Buzzard who got in on the act !
The birds need no introducing as you'll know what they are
there were a lot of juveniles today, all eager to use the blue plastic tub which I had filled with water and rocks for perches and also enjoying the range of treats on offer from live mealworms, suet and sunflower hearts to homemade pastry !
whole nuts are back on the menu now the chicks are old enough
young robin who looks like the Bearded Lady at the moment lol
BT was only interested in the pastry with berry suet nibbles
the youngest robin in the garden ! from 3rd brood no doubt.
and one of it's parents
the wren was enjoying the sun and warmth of the log and had its eyes closed half the time although it didn't spread out to sun
the buzzard was mewing and came within decent range for the 300mm focal length
and I found this bee wandering on the patio so took it over to to the Purple Loosestrife where it went into pollen action !
it seemed to enjoy being moved to a more appropriate area !
think it got drunk and nearly fell off lol
then it lost its footing ! nice legs !
An explosion of Robins! Is there enough room?
You're right, you have got a lot of Robins! Lucky they're at different stages of growing up or they'd be difficult to tell apart. … and the short-tailed wren is cute, too.
The Robins are fabulous Hazy, but no wonder little Dinky is your favourite.
Brilliant photos Hazel
Today's garden bird visitors who need no introduction as most are robins but you'll know the other species too :
lots of robins around the back garden - at least 5 different ones
and my favourite photo of them all ...........
Dinky (short-tailed) Wren !
The LTTs are soooooo sweet--thanks, Hazel! Well, the others are lovely as well.
Thanks Catlady, Dinky went into moult so stayed pretty well hidden these last few weeks but slowly the new tail feathers are growing.
What looks on those faces that the lollypops have, how cute, or what! What happened to Dinky's tail Hazel?
Lovely additions there Hazy, the colours on the Robin are amazing. Your garden is so well organised for your photography, it must be hard to get any work done out there!
A few more to add from yesterday afternoon; sorry the pastry is in the photo on some shots !
next is the tail-less wonder ! that's why I haven't seen Dinky for a while !
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