No, no, no ... I'm not batting for the other side; although I have been invited by one of my Flickr contacts to join a group entitled 'Lesbo Girls'. What, I wonder, makes her think I might be that way inclined? :-O The same person invited me to join another group which "celebrates the sensuality of women". All the contributors appear to be other women, so I guess it's another lesbian group? I'm thinking I'm giving off the wrong vibes!
The birds in the title of this post of course relate to our feathered friends. Some of you perhaps remember a post from January, in which I whinged a bit about not having much success in attracting birds into the garden. Primarily, I wanted to get some nice photos of birds, but now I find I am rather mindful of them, their diets and their wellbeing.
I am gradually getting some more birds into the garden, although still have my fair share of pigeons!
I'm pretty sure I have a pair of blackbirds, who are nest-building in a neighbour's Elder tree. Mrs Blackbird is incredibly territorial and possessive over the food I put out. If other blackbirds come to share, she sees them off!
Mr Blackbird is a rather handsome chap.
But even he gets shoo'ed off by Mrs Blackbird sometimes. Some days they seem to get along pretty well, even working as a team to scare other birds away; but on other days, I'm left with the impression that they might have had an argument, and aren't speaking to one another.
I'd love to get some Bluetits into the garden, and in fact have seen one on the washing line, but of course I didn't have my camera to hand. I managed to snap this one on that Elder tree in a neighbour's garden, but it's not a great image.
I do have a Chaffinch who seems to be becoming a regular.
Do any of you know what this little bird might be? I think she might be Mr Chaffinch's other half but am not really sure?
Whatever he or she is, he or she sings very loudly and proudly!
I have seen a tiny little wren in the garden recently, but wasn't quick enough with the camera. I have also had a crow visit - my goodness, up close they are so sleek and slightly menacing in appearance. Another neighbour has some extremely tall trees in their garden, and one day I did manage to snap a trio of crows having a bit of conflab.
The only other bird I have managed to snap from the vantage point of our little garden, was this Greenfinch.
He always looks rather aloof, and very grumpy indeed! I think perhaps his life isn't going well at the moment?!
I had been wanting to get a decent shot of a Robin for ages and ages, with no luck whatsoever. It wasn't that the shots I took were crubbish, but that I didn't get any shots at all ... hadn't seen a single Robin. :( However, last week I headed up to The Ridgeway, and there, sat in a tree was this little chap:
So now I have my Robin shot! But being a greedy sort of girl, I'd like more.
That's all for now, but I am thoroughly enjoying my little bit of 'twitching' (the bird watching version of the word, not the muscle spasm version), and the pictures are getting a little better. Hopefully I'll have some more for another post sometime.