Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Feathered friends

I spent one hour on Sunday glued to the garden as I took part in the annual RSPB birdwatch which asks you to keep an eye out for all the birds which land in your garden for one hour and then send in the results. Usually we have a quite a few visitors, as I attempt to keep 4 bird tables going in the worst of the winter and these two collared doves had been regular feeders; but of course on the actual day which counted they did not show up.......why I asked myself, did I not provide first class seeds, and water.

Well the result I eventually sent off was (I thought) not too good. 3 blackbirds, 2 blue tits, 11 chaffinchs, 2 coal tits, 1 house sparrow, 2 jackdaws, 1 robin, and 2 wood pigeons. But today I was rewarded because, hawk eye Pete casually remarked mid morning that he espied an unusual bird. Well the binoculars were found and both of us were engaged in identifying this rare occurrance. It was we decided a TREE CREEPER.  wow ..how about that. But no photo, sorry we were too gripped to grab a camera...

4 comments:

BilboWaggins said...

Congratulations on a good list!

kira said...

Wow, that's quite a lot of these little chaps! There were 3 Amseln, 2 Blaumeisen, 11 Buchfinken, 2 Kohlmeisen, 1 Haussperling, 2 Dohlen, 1 Rotkehlchen und 2 Ringeltauben. The two which didn't appear as usual are Tuerkentauben in German, and the very rare one is called a Baumlaeufer. Congratulations, it's nice to have so many feathered friends in the garden, isn't it? And I have done my homework now! Greetings, see you soon!

Lyn Armstrong said...

I hope we see many more once the walks start again. I love to see buzzards soaring above the fells. So what is a buzzard in German?

kira said...

Very simple: Ein Bussard!