Blue Tit enjoying the fat balls....
And a cheeky grey squirrel having a nibble, or two....
A wood pigeon on the seed feeder....
And again, a cheeky grey squirrel on the fat balls, though I think this may be a Mrs, showing her bits....
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A wood pigeon flying up to the feeder. Alas it never managed to get on, but it made for a nice take off pic....
Lot to learn
In reply to gaynorsl:
gaynorsl said:Like the Wood Pigeon on the feeder Mike, they look too big to balance up there somehow but it gave you a chance for a good pic.
Thank you Gaynor. They do have a problem getting on to the feeder, very often misjudging the small platform to land on, and have to abort. It's quite funny to watch, but one or two manage to make the landing, and careful use of the wings, manage to keep their balance.
Even funnier, once one makes it on the feeder, others come scurrying in to feed on what drops to the ground!
I keep trying to get a video, but a combination of I'm too slow or the light is wrong keeps snagging my attempts, but I will, one day...
A blue tit from a couple of days ago,
The light was just about right to enable cropping of the photos. The 2nd & 4th pics are heavily cropped
A couple more from the garden feeders
And squirrel damage!
In reply to Mike B:
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
A couple from today in my garden
Squirrel proofed once again...not!
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