Fallow Stag, Knowle Park.

Fallow Stag, Knowle Park.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

** Garden Birds, And A Bad Cold.**

I spent a little bit of time today watching the garden  birds as I haven't been out for a while due to me having a very bad cold.
I watch the birds on and off from lunchtime to about 3.30p, along with a few photo's. The usual birds paid a visit to the feeders and ground feeding, along with two different one's, andthey was a solitary Redwing, and a Song Thrush. I tried to get photo's of them, the S/Thrush wasn't having any of it, and the Redwing made it very difficult staying deep in the bushes and tree's, only popping out very occasionally. The shots below was the best I could do. Hopefully now it has been here, it will come back again.

Other birds I too photo's of today was: Wood Pigeon

                                     Collared Doves & Wood Pigeon

                                                 Blackcap (male)
                                                 Long Tailed Tit's

                                          Long Tailed Tit's & Blue Tit.

                                                     Blue Tit's.

And finall a few more Blackbird shots.

 And finally, I had lots of Gulls about, and at one stage I heard this squealing/squawking noise, and I looked out of the window and there was about 15 Gulls fighting over the scraps offood I put out, I would say there was c5 Common Gulls, and c 11 B/H/Gulls, many of them touched down in the garden, grabbed a beakful and off they went.
The complete list of species seen today was:
Song Thrush, Starling, Blackbird(m6,f3), Redwing(1), Long Tailed Tit(9), Great Tit (m2) Blue Tit( 11 in one sighting), Dunnock(2), Robin, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Collared Dove(14), Wood Pigeon(2), Common Gull(c5), B/H/Gull(c11), Blackcap(m1), Reed Bunting(m4,f2).


  1. Get well soon Ken - I've had the lurgy as well so can sympathise!


  2. Nice garden pics Ken. Sorry you've been under the weather, hope you're back to full strength soon!

  3. Adam and Phil.
    Thanks guys. Stay healthy.

  4. Ken ,
    I think you had the best idea , watching from the house , it was very slippery out there .
    Always nice to get the Winter Thrushes in the garden .
    Woke up with a sore throat this morning , probably a virus from Adam or yourself !
    Hope you and Pam have a good Christmas .

  5. Oh no! not that man flu ken :-( keep warm mate.

    Your deccription of the gulls made me think of dinner time at my house when I was a kid with my 5 brothers and sisters :-)

  6. I hope you are feeling better soon and are healthy for the Christmas celebrations!