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Updated: 2014-07-12T13:02:00.917+01:00

 



Shady Gardener Thank you very much! The Fieldfare...

2010-03-05T14:06:57.185+00:00

Shady Gardener

Thank you very much! The Fieldfare does have a similar stance to the Robin but is much larger, 10 inches (25 cm). Our (European) Robin is only 5 inches (13-14 cm) although I know your Robin is much larger.



I love seeing your birds! When I first saw Fieldf...

2010-02-24T01:18:52.335+00:00

I love seeing your birds! When I first saw Fieldfare, I thought to myself... a speckled robin! ;-) They are both of the thrush family, so my reaction made sense.

My photos may not be the quality of yours, but I took a few photos yesterday (fun!) that I'll try to share in the next few days. You'll like my black-capped chickadee. :-)



項鍊 Thank you. Unseen Rajasthan Thank you Bha...

2010-02-14T02:07:55.309+00:00

項鍊

Thank you.


Unseen Rajasthan

Thank you Bharat, hope you enjoy it :)


Bill S

Welcome! Thank you for visiting and for your very kind comments.
I know you have a Goldfinch too but ours is a little different and has the distinctive red on the head. It is interesting to see the differences in birds in other parts of the world.
I do hope you visit again, you will be very welcome :)



What beautiful pictures of beautiful birds. Your ...

2010-02-13T11:58:29.275+00:00

What beautiful pictures of beautiful birds. Your goldfinch is very stunning. I guess I will have to travel to England for some birding. Thanks for sharing.



Hey Shy Song Bird ! Awaiting your new post !!

2010-02-03T06:13:05.989+00:00

Hey Shy Song Bird ! Awaiting your new post !!






oldcrow61 Thank you very much OC, they certainly ...

2010-01-29T19:10:02.183+00:00

oldcrow61

Thank you very much OC, they certainly did but at least all the snow has gone now although it is getting colder again!



I expect your birds did find it difficult with all...

2010-01-27T19:30:40.942+00:00

I expect your birds did find it difficult with all the snow and cold weather you had. Your pictures are wonderful.



Q Thank you very much Sherry. The time seems to h...

2010-01-25T13:59:10.995+00:00

Q

Thank you very much Sherry. The time seems to have gone so quickly lately for me too! Yes, we all seem to have had a share of very wintry weather lately, I hope your birds are surviving and that you, yourself, are managing to keep warm. We have no trace of snow now but have, of course, had plenty of rain!



Dear Jan, Once again I have enjoyed catching up wi...

2010-01-25T00:43:41.317+00:00

Dear Jan,
Once again I have enjoyed catching up with you. Thank you for a delightful post. My January has gotten away. We also had snow and bitterly cold nights. So hard on the birds. I was able to see some of the shy birds up close too. I loved seeing your feeder birds. I felt as if I was right there with you. The snow makes for a pretty background!
Hope you are staying dry and warm.
Sherry



Ken Browne Thank you very much Ken, the snow cert...

2010-01-24T13:39:15.640+00:00

Ken Browne

Thank you very much Ken, the snow certainly brought some interesting visitors into the garden!


Shady Gardener

Welcome! Thank you very much for visiting and for your kind comments. I think it is always nice to see birds from other parts of the world but I suspect you may not always be too pleased to see 'our' Starlings over there as I'm guessing they can be just as rowdy as they are here :)



You have a great blog going here! You have taken ...

2010-01-24T02:57:27.544+00:00

You have a great blog going here! You have taken some excellent photos of your birds... you have many varieties we do not have, here. (The starling perhaps is the exception. ha!)



Hi Jan. Nice photo's of the winter Thrus...

2010-01-23T19:43:28.935+00:00

Hi Jan.
Nice photo's of the winter Thrushes.I also like the shots of the male Blackcap.



dAwN Thank you very much Dawn, it's always ni...

2010-01-23T13:19:49.591+00:00

dAwN

Thank you very much Dawn, it's always nice to see you here :)



Excellent birds you have there..enjoying your blog...

2010-01-22T21:40:21.874+00:00

Excellent birds you have there..enjoying your blog!



lou Thank you very much Lou, yes I think we would...

2010-01-22T12:40:36.739+00:00

lou

Thank you very much Lou, yes I think we would have fun if we lived closer, you could show me all your lovely craft work and give me some tips. I'm glad you are feeding the birds, they need all the help they can get during wintry weather, I hear it is going to be more wintry again next week!


The Watcher

Thank you very much. Yes I was pleased to get photos of the Blackcap although I was disappointed not to capture the female, she was too elusive. Such pretty little birds, but then I think that about all of them :)



Another great collection of photographs and verse ...

2010-01-21T22:42:57.075+00:00

Another great collection of photographs and verse Jan.Glad to see you also have a Blackcap visitor.



You really do take the most beautiful pictures Jan...

2010-01-21T20:09:30.257+00:00

You really do take the most beautiful pictures Jan! We have been doing are bit feeding the birds, I can’t keep up with them. We don’t seem to have as many different birds as you do. I could do with your knowledge on birds, if only you lived nearer!!!

Love Lou xxx



Miranda Bell Welcome! Thank you for visiting and ...

2010-01-21T17:17:31.967+00:00

Miranda Bell

Welcome! Thank you for visiting and for your comments. How lovely to live in Brittany!Yes it is so annoying not to have the camera when there is something interesting to photograph, I remember seeing Grey Wagtails posing beautifully when I had left mine at home, I felt so frustrated, we went back to the same spot the next day with the camera and of course, no sign of the Wagtails! You are lucky, I have never seen a Goldcrest and you saw two in one day! The snow has all gone now but it is a little chilly today.


Kelly

Thank you very much, yes a very handsome bird. Thank you for mentioning the poems, I'm never sure whether to keep including them so it is nice to know they are appreciated, Nature and poetry do seem to go together, I think. Now the snow has gone the Blackbirds have the apples to themselves again :)


Warren Baker

Thanks for dropping in again Warren. I know you will and I am behind you all the way :)



Midmarsh John Thank you very much John, I was ver...

2010-01-21T16:25:23.244+00:00

Midmarsh John

Thank you very much John, I was very pleased :) It is pretty rare to see a Wagtail in my garden too, they only ever visit when there is snow on the ground. The Blackcap is only a Winter visitor but always a pleasure to see.


Unseen Rajasthan

Thank you very much Bharat, you are very kind :)


Roses and Lilacs

Thank you Marnie, the Fieldfare is a beautiful bird and yes it does have rather a chainmail look. I have noticed your Doves are similar to ours too.


Chris

Thank you very much for your kind words, the snow certainly brought some interesting visitors into the garden.



Thanks for your support on the tree issue Jan, i&#...

2010-01-20T19:21:29.188+00:00

Thanks for your support on the tree issue Jan, i'll do my best for them!



shirl Thank you very much, it is still a struggle...

2010-01-20T18:10:44.576+00:00

shirl

Thank you very much, it is still a struggle to blog and unfortunately there is a steady deterioration in my sight. I learnt today that it will be 'ordinary' rather than laser surgery which was a bit of a shock but at least then things should be fine again. As you say the glare wasn't good.
The snow certainly did bring a lot of desperate birds into the garden and it was a thrill to see them but I felt very sad knowing what a fight for survival they were having.
We do have lots of birds nest in our garden but I have never actually put up nest boxes, I know it sounds silly but if a box was used and things went wrong I would feel responsible somehow... I'm daft aren't I ? :)
I hope you have had some respite from the snow by now and wish you a happy rest of the week.


John

Thank you, you are very kind :) The birds certainly have been eating me out of house and home lately, the poor things were so desperate! It was a real thrill to be visited by the Winter Thrushes for the first time.


Pam

Thank you, yes it was lovely to see them, I had seen Redwings as a child but not since and never a Fieldfare. It is so much better without the snow although I believe some people have had some more today, I hope you aren't one of them.


Estelle Kensdale

Welcome! Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments. It was lovely to get the Fieldfares in the garden for the first time and the first time I had ever seen them anywhere! I'm just hoping to see some LTTs again soon, they seem to have deserted me this year!


The Early Birder

Hi Frank, thank you very much, I'm very flattered to receive your gold star :)


Pete

Thank you very much, I was really pleased.


Joe

Thank you Joe, yes it was brilliant although I don't think the regular Blackbirds were too impressed with them!
Regarding lenses, I have a Sigma 150 - 500mm with image stabiliser lens which gives very good results although I haven't used it for a long time as I find it too heavy, of course if I ever got around to buying a tripod that wouldn't be such a problem.
The lens I use the most is a Canon 55 - 250mm with image stabiliser, with that one I do generally have to crop very heavily though.


karen

Thank you Karen, I did think it was a shame that it spent all that energy when in fact there was plenty for all! Yes I like the Wagtails, mine seemed quite shy but very adept at avoiding the Fieldfare and not easily put off.


Cheryl

Thank you , yes they are very handsome birds but in my garden, extremely aggressive, at least the one which visited on its own was.
I too find the Wagtails to be quite shy but lovely to watch.
I still have to wait a while before surgery which I now find won't be by laser after all and there is a definite ongoing deterioration...I shall be glad to get it done!


Razboynik

Welcome! Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments.



Wilma Thank you very much. It has been a little m...

2010-01-20T16:53:43.584+00:00

Wilma

Thank you very much. It has been a little milder here and the snow has all gone although some places have had more today. It is colder again here today but only rain so far. It is the first time for years we have experienced such bad weather and I had heard on the TV it was bad in the US too. I hope it improves for you soon.


Glo

Welcome! How nice to see you here :) and thank you very much for your kind comments. Yes, it really was exciting to see a 'new' bird! I am well stocked up with bird food, I think they are eating better than we are at the moment, :) but we do have some respite from the very Wintry weather at the moment.


Monts

Thank you Monty. I was pleased to see the Blackcaps back again this Winter and still hope to get a photo of the female.


denzil

Thank you Denis, I am feeling a little 'wrung out' today after a hospital assessment prior to eye surgery, which turns out to be regular surgery and not laser as I was first told. I shall be glad when it is all over now!
Trying to keep the birdbath free from ice was a nightmare and involved a husband with a big hammer :) I also put small containers down which promptly 'disappeared' under the snow!



...I loved all the photos of your Fieldfare. He is...

2010-01-20T11:56:06.169+00:00

...I loved all the photos of your Fieldfare. He is a very pretty bird--I like the coloring and markings, and the Pied Wagtail is always beautiful to me. I just love the photo where he has his tail fanned out! ...I really liked all the poems you selected today too! A lovely winter's day in your garden. Hope the apples continue to bring in the birds despite your lack of snow.



Wow... what a lot of comments - have just discover...

2010-01-19T17:21:18.585+00:00

Wow... what a lot of comments - have just discovered your blog great to see such wonderful photos of the birds - despite living in Northern Brittany myself - we too have had flocks of both Fieldfares and Redwings along with many others - today on my walk spotted both a couple of Gold Crests and also a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - and of course didn't have my camera - always the way!! Hope the weather continues to improve with you... still cold here :-) Miranda