Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Garden Birds

Male Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

After a long, cold winter, spring is well underway now in this part of the world. Over the past few days we have had glorious sunshine and you soon forget those tough wintry days. My garden is a busy place at the moment with lots of birds carrying out their courtship rituals and collecting nest material. The bird feeders are attracting many different species and there is constant activity. I haven’t seen any wrens yet though. I thought my cat Lucky was retired but during one frosty night in January she managed to massacre 6 poor little wrens. The wrens had been nesting together, to keep warm, in a house martin nest at the apex of my house. They would gather in the evening and chirp and flit around the ground as they organised themselves for their nights sleep. And then the cat pounced!

Male Siskin (Carduelis spinus) and Male Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis cabaret)

Male Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis cabaret)

Male House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Great Tit (Parus major)

Female Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Female Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Female Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis cabaret)

Female Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Coal Tit (Parus ater)

Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)

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