Day 353~366

For the past 3 years we’ve had a pair of Robins visit our garden and The Happy Eater tree, but this year have hardly seen them.  Today though Phil spotted this little robin jumping from the car window ledge onto the mirror back and forth, we think he thought there was another robin in it!   He seems to be alone so am not sure if this is one of the pair and the spouse has died or if this one is a different one all together. this next one’s a bit out of focus but you can see his reflections in…

Quality not quantity

I started my ‘picture a day for 365 days’ 114 days ago, not realising at the time how my working life would change so drastically. I’m working 6 days a week now, and a fair amount of home time is taken up with processing the work, or doing related study etc etc.  Bit by bit my 365 has degenerated into bulk uploads and camera phone shots late at night in desperation to keep it going,  but that’s not the way I wanted to do the 365 and I’m not enjoying it, so have decided to call a halt. Of course…

51/365

  It is such a privilege to have a pair of robins taking over my garden, such fun to watch.  I came home at lunchtime to witness a full scale battle where Mr.Robin defended his territory from 2 pigeons, a magpie, a sparrow, 2 collared doves and a feisty Mrs.Blackbird.  He was all over them telling them off and on the whole winning the war!  His Mrs, gamely helped out, but he was the Man! Yet again a late night finishing work,, so not much processing here, other than to throw together the shots, I quite love this little guy.

22/365

new boys on the block. Two of these turned up at 8.30 this morning. This is only one of them though. Unfortunatley Monster pidgeon was hogging the trough so I don’t think they got any food from my feeder. Was at work today so maybe they came back. Don’t know what they are, tried he RSPB bird identifier but it wasn’t conclusive, one of my contacts somewhere will know though cos they’all so birdy~clever, thankfully! And guess what, someone did!  This is a Male Reed Bunting, quite special to see them as they are not usual garden burds, but when…

18/365

Not the best ever bird shots, especially Chubbs, but am pleased that 2 different robins are sharing my garden. In looking up Robin’s earlier this year I found that they are very territorial, and will fight to keep their bit of land, or should that be sky? Whatever, I have for a while spotted 2 different ones, and today they both visited simultaneously, not fighting, and quite harmoniously taking it in turns at the feeder. Apparently this means they are a pair, so that’s cute! One is very chubby, and the other is skinny, so if they are like me…