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Birds in the garden

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I hope so too Susieq!
I have a soft spot for Robins. Hubby loves them and one in our garden used to allow him to get very close. Pleasant memory.
We now have a bird feeding station outside the lounge window! So far the peanut feeder seems to have been the most popular with lots of Blue Tits and Great Tits. We often get a Nuthatch or two on the seed feeder, but not much else so far (he makes a great mess of it though, which helps the 'ground birds'!). I also have a third feeder with mealworms in. They look yuk and give me the creeps, but I guess the birds will like them - though haven't seen any eat those yet from the feeder. I have shaken a few worms (double yuk!) into one of the feeding trays and they have gone, but didn't see what had them. Once the worms have gone will try some pellets in that feeder. I guess we'll get more birds as it gets colder outside, as I guess they are still finding food naturally via plants/seeds still in gardens? There have also been magpies and pigeons milling around. No squirrels yet, but I guess that's just a matter of time!
About time to pay respect to the changing seasons: a lovely mistle thrush captured raiding my overloaded rowan tree today.

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Not just the mistle thrush: the berries are still good, and we had a small flock of bullies today: plus the usual suspects

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And the others ..

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Just as an aside - why should the MALE bullfinch have such a pretty pink chest ? Surely pink is for girls so shouldn't she be the pretty one ? :? :? :

(it's OK I do know that male birds generally have the brighter colours - all the better to attract the ladies with ;) ;)
susieq wrote:Just as an aside - why should the MALE bullfinch have such a pretty pink chest ? Surely pink is for girls so shouldn't she be the pretty one ? :? :? :

(it's OK I do know that male birds generally have the brighter colours - all the better to attract the ladies with ;) ;)
I always thought the bullfinch had a bright red chest, but when compared with the brilliant bright red berries, you are right, it looks dusky pink by comparison.

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It isn't every day that something really special pops up in the garden.
This is a female blackcap - about 200 of them turn up in Scotland every winter from continental Europe. Just happy that it chose mine!
And no, it does not have a visa ...

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Wonder why she's called a blackcap when her 'cap' is so obviously brown ?
Beautiful isn't she. Her male counterparts has a blackcap. My interest in our feathered friends has taken on a new lease since looking at birds in the garden etc.
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