Nice to see the blue sky again.
Just the sparrow looking cute
Then along came the Wren
Later on in the day I walked into my kitchen and thought what's that on the gate, pretty good hiding place
I like it's stance.
Quite well hidden, I noticed the garden was bare of birds so left if there until about five mins later three goldies perched up on the wire, wanting to come in for their last meal of the day, so I walked slowly out and he left by the lane entrance and one goldie flew too so I hope it survived.
Have a good evening all.
Lot to learn
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
Brilliant photos Gaynor, and many thanks for the reminder of what a blue sky looks like.
Its been darker than battleship grey here for over a week now....
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In reply to Nigel O:
Nigel O said:Typical thought process from the Sprawk, thinking if it hides its face the rest of it will become invisible as well! I'm not sure why one foot is up like that though but it is a good pose!
Its amazing how many species do that exact same thing, hide the face and eyes to become invisible....
Even very young children do the same, we used to laugh at our son when he did just that while being told off....
I've had a Sparrow Hawk hiding in pretty much the same way last summer, creeping through a hedge near the feeders and where a large number of House Sparrows live. I've never witnessed it have any luck but occasionally find evidence of success around the garden.
Good photos of a visitor that engenders such mixed feelings.
In reply to TJS:
In reply to i love robins:
I saw it through the kitchen window, which was open at the time and my camera near to hand, I never got a full view of it before it left empty beaked. Not long afterwards it was replaced by the handsome chap below, a nice day bird watching without leaving the kitchen.
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