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  1. Hungry horde

    Hungry horde

    During August and early September most of the birds desert my garden but every now and then a whole load of Starlings descend. Here's just a portion of them, think there were about 3 times as many as I've got here. Right little piggies for my SF picture. TTTW
  2. Force feeding

    Force feeding

    I spotted a young Great Tit in the trees and before I could react there was an adult (female I think) with food for him. It goes right to the back, doesn't it LOL.
  3. Practise


    ... does help! This was another of my friend's efforts. He was a bit quicker in getting the camera focused. Though I think the bill isn't quite right, perhaps it moved. It seems the Blackbird has almost finished the offerings on that gatepost.
  4. Only Just

    Only Just

    The gatepost was on the left side of my car (for those that drive on the wrong side of the road, that's the passenger side LOL). So I shoved the camera into my friend's hand and got him to take the picture. By the time he'd worked out the controls he only managed this image and the next two...
  5. Gangland


    A load of young Starlings flocking together plotting their next raid on my window feeder!! This was most of the ringleaders, there were a few more on the other gable end, on the aerial and in the tree pretending not to be involved in the decision! TTTW
  6. Babies everywhere

    Babies everywhere

    A trip back to the Craighall feeders and there's a cute young Robin, not long out of the nest and already learned what a coconut half contains LOL Quick on the uptake some birds, aren't they.
  7. And then....

    And then....

    ..... there were SIX! I knew there were more but it was so difficult to count them as they were back and fro so quickly. I think I've seen more but again difficult. This is the most I've got in one picture. TTTW
  8. All mine!!

    All mine!!

    Everyone had gone and left it to him LOL They really are so cute these babies.
  9. And then there were four

    And then there were four

    There was a real Blue Tit feste going on at that time, with the youngsters having been brought to the garden from the nest. Such a delight they were. TTTW
  10. True Blue

    True Blue

    This beauty decided to have his back to me, whether he had a seed to chew on I'm not sure. That blue was stunning, maybe it was the way the light was on him doing that? TTTW
  11. After the rain

    After the rain

    .... we finished with this very impressive sunset. The colours were amazing, though maybe don't show quite so well in this image.
  12. Blooking Windows!

    Blooking Windows!

    Not only does this one need cleaning, but Windows did an update last night and I've been trying to do something with this computer since 9am, lost count of the times I've re-booted it!! It does seem just a little more stable at the moment. Anyway how do you like my over-long Blue Tit for SF? TTTW
  13. Insecure


    I think this is the only young Blackbird I've seen this summer. Some species really seemed to suffer with the poor weather during June. Probably not too long out of the nest. TTTW
  14. Frazzled Dad

    Frazzled Dad

    Ok I'm guessing it's dad, no woman would appear in public in such a mess!!! However, he seems to have managed to rear about 5 youngsters, as they all arrived at the same time. I was actually beginning to despair of seeing any as the weather had been so cold and wet it seemed the majority of...
  15. On dry land

    On dry land

    I'd not seen any gulls around for a bit, so guess they were off somewhere else to breed. This guy seemed to remember where there was usually some food available and came for a tuck in. TTTW
  16. Toddler tantrum

    Toddler tantrum

    The fledgling Blue Tits were brought straight to my window feeders when they left the nest. So decided it was 'their' territory. It's been difficult to count them, but there's generally 5 and on odd occasions I've had about 10 I think. This one looks really angry about something LOL TTTW...
  17. I'm bigger than you -

    I'm bigger than you -

    - get away from my patch! I'm glad I managed to catch that bit of action. TTTW
  18. Aaah!! Bliss

    Aaah!! Bliss

    We did have some nice days through June and he seemed to be loving it. TTTW
  19. Clinging on

    Clinging on

    I can't actually work out which is his right leg and which his left LOL. He's also rather a moulting mess too, with no feathers on his forehead. Guess he wouldn't be too pleased if he knew I'd taken a photo of him in this state, but I didn't actually know until I'd downloaded it.
  20. Big Woodie

    Big Woodie

    Unfortunately I never got a look at the back of the neck to check the sex of this one. Rather a snooty look I thought too. LOL
  21. Dishevelled


    This Robin seems to have lost a lot of his lovely red breast feathers.
  22. Gotcha


    Some of you will know the difficulties I have trying to get pictures of a Great Tit at the window feeders. They're usually in and out so quickly but this one seemed to really savour the half coconut filled with fat and seeds. TTTW
  23. Vandal twins

    Vandal twins

    Two of the young starlings that had just left the nest. Sitting in the hedge behaving themselves for once LOL.
  24. Sentinel


    Rather a distant shot this one, more an attempt to zoom in to see what it was sitting on a rather distant neighbour's roof in the next street. I'd not seen one for a bit, but they seem to be coming back again now, but just the odd one.
  25. Feeder fights

    Feeder fights

    By now I had so many Starlings in the garden after a whole shed-load of youngsters had spilled out from their nests. Oh the noisy squabbles that produced over the food. It got to the stage where they'd empty the fatball feeder within a couple of hours, as well as two coconut shells of filled...