1 EAGLETON NOTES: The Garden's Birds

.

.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

The Garden's Birds

A few days ago Pat and I saw a Merlin chasing a small bird into the hedging nearby.  Then I saw a Sparrowhawk chasing a pigeon (I think it was a pigeon) across the garden.  Yesterday I saw all the usual daily birds plus a Wren, two types of Pipets, a young Wheatear (I'm sure she's been around here since she fledged) and a Robin (who was too quick to be caught on camera)

Meadow Pippit
Young Sparrow who's trying to impress - 9 months early
Fuzzy Wren
Female Wheatear
I'm off to The Wedding on the lunchtime ferry and I'll be away for a while but hopefully I'll have plenty of blogging opportunities once the weekend is over.

19 comments:

  1. The sparrow is funny.
    Have a safe trip.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love a wedding (and babies) ~ it gives us hope. Enjoy! Congratulations to the happy couple.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hadn't thought of it that way Carol.

      Delete
  3. I love that photo of the sparrow holding the feather :)
    I hope you have a great time at the wedding and come back with lots of photos and happy memories!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What great photos of birds! And I agree with DawnTreader above, that sparrow holding the feather is great.
    Look forward to seeing pretty photos from the wedding. I am not a very girly girl really, but I do love weddings!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Kay the sparrow photo was quite fortuitous. If she was trying to impress a potential mate she failed and eventually she just dropped it and decided food was a better option.

      Delete
  5. Wow, that's quite an assortment of birds to enjoy in your garden.
    Now that I think about it, I guess I have quite a few different kinds that frequent my garden as well.
    I kinda liked the Fuzzy Wren the best, only because that's how we girls roll with our bad hair days.
    Enjoy the wedding, and wish the happy couple best wishes on my behalf.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a Good Day in the garden Virginia. I have passed on your good wishes to the now married couple. Thank you.

      Delete
  6. Enjoy the wedding, and all the best to your son and his bride!
    As always, your animal photos are great. I am usually way too slow with my camera.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Meike, thank you. I passed on your best wishes. I live with my camera rarely more than a few metres away.

      Delete
  7. Good photos !!
    Have a good time at the wedding;)
    Have a good weekend.
    a hug.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Laura. I did (as you now know!).

      Delete
  8. I think the baby sparrow is just carrying his security blanket. Gorgeous photos.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's a nice way of looking at it Frances. I did, thank you.

      Delete
  9. Family wedding - a special special time to savour and enjoy. Congrats to all.

    That sparrow - that photo of the sparrow is the most wonderful bird photo I have ever seen. Brilliant!
    Take care, McGregor

    ReplyDelete