Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Winterwatch


Who watched Winterwatch last night? I always, look forward to this as with all wildlife programmes. Weren't those Waxwings gorgeous. I would love to see them.


I have never seen a Mistle Thrush before but I was out for my walk yesterday there was a hugh tree full of berries, and there were several of them there feasting. 
Another bird I really would love to see is a Woodpecker, one of my blogging friends Sadie was lucky and had one on her feeder.

One thing I will never forget is last year when we went to Slimbridge  Wetland Centre and we saw two Kingfishers.






This is my little Winterwatch from the last few weeks.





































I just love watching the birds so much, you can tell how much I care for them, as soon as I get up, I am off out to feed them in my dressing gown in all weathers, the regulars have got use to me now and soon as I am back indoors they are happily feeding away.

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  1. What a lovely selection of bird photos, Marlene! We have few birds here because the neighbourhood is overrun with moggies! Sad!
    Margaret P

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    1. That's a shame lucky there are not many of those around here.

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  2. Glorious bird photos Marlene.
    I have to confess that I can't abide wildlife programmes. I absolutely adore animals and birds it's the humans in them that drive me mad...lol. I would much rather sit and watch our birds in the garden in peace and quiet than listen to them yacking away-x-

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    1. Thankyou Shelia, I am glad you are enjoy your bird watching as well x

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  3. We have just been watching a pair of bluetits investigating a nest box. We wait to see! I noticed you have a wagtail, as do we, but always on his own.

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    1. How lovely, we had bluetits nest here last year, both the bluetits and great tits have shown interest in the same box, so we shall have to wait and see. Yes the wagtail is always on his own I feel sorry for him all the other birds seem to have mates.

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  4. Love the little wren in particular!

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    1. Me too, he was very tricky to picture, as he moves around so quickly, usually when the I get the camera he is gone.

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  5. Beautiful photos, made me smile. I love to see birds and you have so many different ones come to your garden. We just don't get any here at all except pigeons and seagulls on the house roofs. We have little dogs and cats, I have tried putting out bird feeders, but the food just goes mouldy. I have to get my bird watching through others photos xx

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    1. I think they know when other animals are around, we don't have pets at the moment. At least you are giving your cats and dogs a lot of love xx

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  6. Lovely photos. Have to agree with a previous comment re the presenters!

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    1. Thankyou Jill, yes they can be annoying sometimes, but I love David Attenborough is completely different in a class of his own.

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  7. Great selection of photos, but how privileged to have the kingfishers.
    I don't watch any of the 'Watch' programmes, not since they dumped Kate Humble.

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    1. We will go back again next year to see if we can spy them again. Yes shame about Kate, I used to like watching her and Bill.

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  9. Lovely photos, you must have some patience. I love to sit and watch the birds but as soon as I lift the camera they are gone.

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    1. I hide away in the spare room and have the zoom lens on.

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  10. gorgeous. I would love to see a kingfisher. They are so incredibly pretty. You get a good selection of birds in your garden.

    So glad you told me the name of the bird yesterday, a woodpecker! That's pretty amazing. Someone else mentioned a green woodpecker, which suddenly rang a bell. When Violet was in year 1, we saw an odd looking bird in the back garden, I put a pic on twitter and was told it was a green woodpecker, so in all my years I've now seen 2 woodpeckers in my back garden and feel ridiculously pleased about it!

    Birds do get used to us don't they? As soon as either Bill or I go in, it's guaranteed that our regular blackbird will be straight down to see what we've put out for him! xxx

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    1. Wow you are very lucky to see the Woodpeckers, it has been hard work getting the birds in, I know what will happen we will get a good variety and then it will be time to move again, I felt so guilty last time we moved, I took the feeders away gradually so it wasn't such a shock to them. Yes the regulars do get used to us, the Blackbirds are getting quite bold now, one of them hides under the Cherry blossom tree. So glad you enjoy the birds as well, xx

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  11. Great bird photographs, you obviously have the knack of catching them. Its lovely to see our feathered friends in the garden.

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    1. It is we have no pets, so I need some birds to love.

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  12. It's true, we do get attached to our garden visitors - in fact I actually worry about them if we go away as regards their feeding habits! Hubby gladly points out that they are actually wild birds!! Ours are very game and will wait patiently for the day's offerings - presuming the seagulls don't get there first. To leave yours in Devon must have been a wrench. I remember seeing pics of your little goldfinches (if I remember correctly) - looking so sorry for himself.

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    1. I know it is hard, but your hubby is right, yes we used to have so many Goldfinches and Siskins it was a sad time, but I am sure one day in the future we will find the right place again.

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    2. Lovely shots, Marlene. I've got into watching birds feed this winter though my photos are a poor version of yours.

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    3. How nice to hear you are enjoying them as well x

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