Friday, January 08, 2010

Visitors

So there I am, working hard, when daughter bursts in. ‘Mum, Mum, you have to come and see this! There are loads of birds on the tree in our front garden!’

And so there were – more than thirty, at a quick count!

I’m not entirely sure whether they were redwings or thrushes (they looked like thrushes, but some of them seemed to have red bits on their sides), but both species are on the red list, so I’m very glad our garden could help them, especially in this horrible weather.

In the back garden, we have our more usual visitors: blackbirds, chaffinches, tits (blue, great and long-tailed) plus the pigeons and doves - when dog isn’t galloping around out there, enjoying himself in the snow. It’s very powdery today (not good for snowmen, or we’d have one in the front garden) but dog loves it. I did try to get a pic, because he made me smile so much, but it's just a spaniel-shaped blur. Instead, here's the back garden, just after the sun came out following this morning's snow dump.

8 comments:

Nik Perring said...

How spooky - we had a flock of redwings in our garden yesterday too. Wonder if they were the same ones...!

Caroline Storer said...

Lovely photos! Have a good weekend. Take care. Caroline x

Nicola Marsh said...

Oh wow, how lovely is your garden with all that snow? Gorgeous!

Carol Townend said...

Do you have berries in your garden? Were they after berries? It is spooky though...

Kate Hardy said...

Nik - nice to see you here.

I think redwings and fieldfares are coming into more urban areas at the moment, because of the weather. Probably different ones ;o)

Kate Hardy said...

Caroline - thanks, and you too!

Kate Hardy said...

Nic - it's very pretty (and dog brings half of it in on his nose!) but v cold...

Kate Hardy said...

Carol - yep, we have an ornamental cherry (not sure of the official name) and they've been stripping that - been there all weekend! We also had a pair of jays and a pheasant, as well as the usual visitors.