Monday, 28 April 2008

Breakfast Visitors

The feeders visible from the kitchen window are usually very busy at breakfast time but this morning we had a new visitor.

First he/she investigated the slate table which has Soft-Billed Mix (for the blackbirds and robins). Obviously crushed oats, mealworms and sultanas are not to its liking.

A significant amount of agility and balance was needed to get a secure hold here but then one very happy Jackdaw had a good breakfast of peanuts. Normally the upright of the Shepherd's Crook is straight - the bird's weight pulled it over this far (it's not a wonky photo).

This is a bird with a seriously determined look on its face!

More regular visitors included this lady Blackbird who was busy filling her beak with sultanas and then flying into a pile of brush (something I saw a male Blackbird do many times yesterday, sultanas definitely seem the food of choice at present for the littlies that must be in a nest)

and this pretty little Goldfinch.

I *MUST* clean the kitchen windows ...

1 comment:

  1. Lovely birds Bilbo.

    Totally unconnected, I saw a quotation from Groucho Marx on a bookmark that made me think of you.
    "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
    Inside of a dog it's too dark to read!"


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