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Sunday, 25 July 2021

A view through glass

This was the view a little while ago through the (needs to be cleaned) bedroom window. Yes I know I am very fortunate, yes I know I have a big garden, but none of this came for free and there is blood, sweat, tears and pain in every flowerbed.

But the point is not to show you the view, which is wonderful, or the mini-meadow as the yellow-rattle sets seed, which is wonderful, but to try to capture three baby Goldfinches who were busy having a breakfast of fresh seed.



Cropping and enlarging a phone-photo does nothing for the quality but at least you can now make out what delayed my shower for a good ten minutes. (Click on the pictures to see them much larger.)




11 comments:

  1. I can only just about make out the one on the right. The view looks pretty good too :) Goldfinches are very pretty little birds aren't they? I was lucky enough to see a couple in my garden last year and got some great shots of them from the landing window.

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    1. There are two on the right Eunice - they are clinging to the bamboo stick which marks an orchid, and there's on in the thistles on the left.

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  2. The goldfinches will be very appreciative of breakfast in your lovely garden. Do you know if their nest is nearby? You do work very hard in your garden and just look at the rewards for all that effort x

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    1. No idea where they nest/roost Eileen. It could well be in the garden, but equally we are so rural it could be anywhere nearby. Although there are only three in the photo I have seen upwards of 9 or 10 at one time this year, which is lovely.

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  3. Lovely..shows the worth of having a meadow rather than scalped grass!

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  4. My main occupation in the summer is watching our garden birds, I can sit for hours - more entertaining than anything on TV. As I've said on here previously, the sparrowhawks visit daily! Not pleasant, but I've warmed slightly to them after watching a few You Tube videos of them.

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  5. I'm glad you pointed them as couldn't find them at all.

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  6. We're very lucky to have lots of goldfinches hereabouts--- I have a feeder on the Japanese maple just outside one of the bedroom windows and I spy on them regularly. Just as often though, they're feasting on stuff from the garden, and are very fond of dandelion seeds in the spring.

    Love your meadow....a much lovelier view than a whole expanse of grass. xo

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  7. What a view!
    We had a family nesting in the hawthorn earlier in the year, they're such exotic looking creatures. xxx

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  8. I can just about see one of them :) I haven't noticed any feathered visitors to my garden recently but I did see what I think was a Sparrowhawk chick right besides the path at Blea Tarn the other evening. X

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  9. We get lots of goldfinches. They descend in flocks and are lovely little birds.

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