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First time in our garden
The Thamesmead Birder
A Jay on the nutty feeder. We have had them come in the garden before, but never seen them on the feeders. Wretched Magpie chased it off.
10 Apr 2013
Lots of snow but still managed a few recognisable pics on my compact (LTTs, coal tit, mr williams, house sparrow and pigeon xx
long tailed tits surprised me, mr williams again, coal tit seems to be here everyday lately, house sparrow waiting for hubby to get home lol and roly mo the pigeon doesn`t understand that the food isn`t on the roof of the bird table LOL
23 Mar 2013
My Visiting Corvids
Sadly no Ravens, Rooks, Hoodies or Choughs (as if, lol!) but I'm happy to get quite a few Magpies, Jackdaws and Jays visit my garden, with the occasional Carrion Crow too, although the latter never hang around long enough for me to get any decent pics of them. I really do love Corvids. Such beautiful...
18 Mar 2013
Re: Ive just seen my first jay
15 Mar 2013
Re: Ive just seen my first jay
Jays are beautiful birds and as Galatas says, quite shy of humans. We had three in the garden today for peanuts that I had strewn down on the ground and in the feeder dish for them but this one was playing hide and seek today !
9 Mar 2013
Mrs Bully at last! (plus a few other bird pics)
I've been having one lone male Bullfinch visit the garden a lot lately and had been wondering if he had a mate or not. Well she finally turned up today! First time I've seen a female Bullfinch since, well I don't know when. Ages! It looked like she was having a bit of a go at him, at one...
16 Feb 2013
Greedy Little Jay!
Just how many peanuts can he cram into his beak?! Lol. (I say he but of course could be a she. Is it possible to tell?!) I'm always in awe of these beautiful birds. Such a priviledge to have them visit my garden!
9 Feb 2013
Some Latest Garden Pics, Plus a Siskin! (A First For Me!) :)
Hi again. I've been taking more pics of my regular garden visitors over the past couple of weeks. Always such a joy to watch them feeding on the various foods I put out for them (the peanuts, mealworms, fat balls and sunflower seeds/hearts seem to be going the fastest at the moment). The lone male...
9 Feb 2013
Hello, I Hope to show you the magic happening on my balcony garden
Hi all, I've been a keen bird lover since i was a child, but it has taken me until now to realise i could join the RSPB online. I have traveled all over the globe and love taking pictures of the bird life I find, but none compare to the incredible array of birds which are attracted to my tiny...
17 Jan 2013
Jay's in garden today
Hi first time I have looked at this site. We had 5 jay's in our garden last year and 2 of them have returned today to feed. Also we have a regular hedgehog also a Robin, Dove's, Wood Pigeon's, Chaffinch, Magpies and one or two with a sort pink belly a small bird. Also a Wren last year that...
14 Jan 2013
Latest Pics From The Garden
Howdy! Finally getting around to posting some pics I've been taking of my regular garden visitors over the past week or so. Nothing new, species wise, but I'm thrilled I'm still getting so many birds visiting. Oh actually, I say nothing new but a lone Long Tailed Tit has been briefly visiting...
20 Dec 2012
cold weather bringing the birds back
After a really quiet spell my garden has finally had some visitors today with the drop in temperature. I had my very first Jay visit the garden... along with the return of dunnocks, blue tits doves and blackbirds. Some finches now would be perfect! This is my first winter feeding birds so i'm...
30 Nov 2012
Re: YAY look who is back.
Alan, Jake asked me to ask you ..........if he can fix up a date with Janice ??? lol Jake's got that glint of wonder lust in his eye !
25 Nov 2012
jays in garden
We have three jays making regular visits to pick up peanuts from a tray on the ground app. 4ft from our conservatory. There only ever two at a time and the third sits in a tree waiting for his turn. Occasionally they have to run the gauntlet of a squirrel also eating from the same tray - the squirrel...
4 Nov 2012
Back Online At Last! Some Of My New Garden Visitors! :)
Hi again. I'm happy to finally be back online again after having only limited mobile phone internet access for the past month and a half. I recently moved house and have had a hundred and one things to do so I guess I haven't missed the internet as much as I could have done! At least I've...
15 Oct 2012
This Jay has visited us for the past 4 days on at least 3 occasions per day! First time we've seen Jay in the garden.
13 Jun 2012
Some Of My Current Regular Garden Visitors
I haven't taken many pics in recent months of the birds that visit my garden, but have started again, and thought I'd post a few. Nothing exciting, I'm afraid. No rare species, but I'm always thrilled to see any birds coming here. They're so wonderful to watch. Sorry the pics aren't...
20 Jan 2012
Some Of The Birds I've Seen Over The Past Week!
My friend and I have just returned home from a lovely week spent in North Wales. We love going to Porthmadog, Llanberis, Caernarfon and other nearby places, and went to a few places on Anglesey too. During our travels we managed to take a few photos of some of the various birds we spotted. Some in fields...
13 Nov 2011
I was lucky to see a Jay in my garden recently. What a beauty too Who else has had Jays in their own garden?
6 Nov 2011
I wish the birds in my garden were as tame as this!
Just come back from another visit to London. Whenever I'm there I always try to make time to go to St James' Park to feed the birds and squirrels. I just love it there. The birds are unbelievably tame and come to eat from my hands! Here is a lovely great tit doing just that (my friend Sue...
23 Jun 2011
typical , wait ages for a bus & then one comes straight after the other...
posted some pictures of a jay last weekend, absolutely love jay's so i was made up to get the chance to snap one....... went out today in the pouring rain with a complete open mind & guess what...................
11 Jun 2011
Feed the Birds Day Jay- Guilty secret of success ..
White bread - from a baguette bought yesterday where eye exceeded belly (not mine!) First up were the starlings and house sparrows, not just the regulars but bringing their friends too. And not just their friends - the male sparrowhawk dropped by to see what was happening too - he didn't try for...
31 Oct 2010
Re: Jays - getting more bold?
Hi All Jays can be very elusive, despite being pink with a bright blue wing flash! They are very difficult to see in the tree canopy. However, during late summer and autumn they seem to change tactics, instead of being the secretive bird of the canopy they spend much more time at ground level, which...
11 Dec 2009
Jays - getting more bold?
I have always found jays to be shy and quite solitary - making rare and fleeting visits to our suburban garden (near Stockport). This summer I was amazed on a couple of occasions to see a small flock (6?) of jays visit the garden and nearby trees - some landed in the garden whilst others hopped from...
9 Dec 2009
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