28 December 2013

Weekend Pictures

A few pictures taken after the invasion of a pack of Redwing.

But first, spot the Bluetit!

What have we here.... aaah yes, cotoneaster berries.
Hi there. Yes, this is the first visit to Val's garden this year. Redwings visit at least once to pinch the berries. Well, it's no use going there when they've all gone, is it? 

Okay, chaps, you eat while I keep a look-out

Tails, up, folks, I got one!

Eeny Meeny Miny Moe!

Well, I'm all right, I found a sunspot! Excuse me while I sunbathe for five minutes.

You have to be a bit of an acrobat to reach some of the berries

 Back to back means you don't miss anything

See what I mean?

Look right...
No, look left....

Are you sure?

Yes... got it!

I've gone off the idea of sharing?

Look at that lot; eat, eat, eat, that's all they can think of. 
Good job they can't see my secret hoard of crabbies!

Oh my, an intruder!

A flippin' blackbird!


 Aww, take no notice! Let's eat!

One final pose before we go!


  1. Marvellous photos, Valerie. Spotted the blue tit on low branch.

  2. Valerie ~ what a fun time you had watching the birds in your garden. Thank you for sharing them. You will enjoy Elephant Child's blog from Canberra via mine. She is always including Australian birds.

  3. gave them a bit of stuff...hey its great to have a wingman to watch your back...smiles.

  4. HA! Valerie, what a charming post!

    And not only the photographs, but also the captions. VERY clever!

    And I can't believe the closeups you captured! WOW!

    Have a lovely Saturday, dear lady!


  5. Ron, thank you. The birds were actually too close to the house for decent pictures, but haha I tried x

  6. Carol, I just had to get pictures of the redwing ... they don't visit very often.

    Brian, it WAS a bit of fun.

    Paul, thank you. Good to see you here again, you have been missed.

  7. Ohmygosh....lucky you for being at the right place at the right time...with the camera!! Excellent. I have so much fun snapping away...and when 1 or 20 turn out, I'm thrilled. Great fun....thanks for letting us share in it. I love birdies!!

  8. Great series of photos, Valerie. LOVE your commentary too!

  9. Most interesting to see so many unfamiliar (to me) birds. And Happy New Year!

  10. Hi Troutbuilder. Thank you, and a Happy New Year to you. I agree about the birds, I am always surprised at how different they are in other countries.

  11. You're welcome Valerie!
    I like your blog too!
    You have interesting birds visiting your garden!
    Happy New Year!

  12. Heh...great running commentary! :-)


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