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  • Forum Thread: Sunning session !

    Finally this afternoon the birds (and us ! ) were able to enjoy a spot of warm sunshine and I was lucky to have the camera with me - no surprise there lol First up, a lucky chance really as often birds choose a quiet out of view to "sun" if you want to know more about the essential sunning...
  • Forum Thread: Photo slide show - corner stumpery area

    With the outside of the house currently being repainted I decided to retreat to the far corner stumpery with the camera ! I took photos of the Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robins, Nuthatches and Jays and was pleased with most of the results as the rhododendrons on some of the photos gave a lovely "arty"...
  • Forum Thread: Why did all 7 baby Blue Tits die?

    In our camera bird box a pair of Blue Tits laid 10 eggs. 7 hatched 2 weeks ago, but numbers very quickly dwindled, and about a week ago the male adult disappeared leaving Mum to tend to the 3 remaining chicks herself. But today with only one baby left we found it dead. It was doing rather well; feeding...
  • Forum Thread: Risk Disturbing Blue Tits

    Hi there, I had a camera monitoring Blue Tits in a bird box I have created but unfortunately 2 days ago the disk for the camera got corrupted. At this point 3 of the 6 eggs had just hatched and the two adults were feeding. The camera is pointing down through a hole in the ceiling of the bird box and...
  • Forum Thread: Blue tit behaviour question

    Morning all Have a couple of questions on some blue tit behaviour I've been seeing. I put my first nest box up back in late March and within (literally) 45 minutes two blue tits were checking it out and took up residency! I am super chuffed and have been tracking their progress since. They now have...
  • Media: Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)

    Portrait of a Blue tit, RSPB Leigthon Moss.
  • Forum Thread: Blue Tit behaviour

    We have a female blue tit in our garden. She's worked really hard building a nest in one of our bird boxes over the past 3 weeks, but sadly its been taken over by bees! However, she's hanging around the garden and is now fixated on a mirror we have put low down in a hedge at the back of some...
  • Forum Thread: Update: Mug Shots (macro lens test)

    Today I sat close to the patio table where I had placed a bowl of live mealworms and hoping to get some close ups of the birds; I still had the 1.4 extender attached to the 100-400mm lens so as you can imagine they were pretty full frame lol Once we get more settled weather I want to experiment with...
  • Forum Thread: The Moody Blue

    Hi folks, apologies for being AWOL for a week, sadly due to sudden family bereavement and although still at sixes and sevens and in middle of things, I thought it would be a welcome distraction to catch up with the threads and post a few photos. Although I haven't been doing much bird watching...
  • Forum Thread: "Where have all the sparrows gone - long time passing"!

    We once had flocks of starlings over my end of the close. The neighbour opposite had about a 50 yard stretch of decades old hedge and they all nested in there. The cacophony just before and just after the chicks fledged was awesome! But then the house was sold and the first thing the new owners did was...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: Hopelessly devoted to you

    Spring is here and thoughts have turned to love (sort of!) here at The Lodge. Birdlife all over the reserve is busy preparing for the breeding season. Blue tits are looking for food to fatten themselves up in preparation for the days ahead, a pair of red kites are regularly spotted eyeing each...
  • Forum Thread: More sweethearts from the garden

    Few more pics from today, don't think you need ID's for them lol Coal Tit not singing but coughing up a pellet ! GT's seen something .......... same Great Tit a second later but crest was raised ! ........... and this poor GT has severe Avian Pox ....
  • Forum Thread: Bullfinch and friends

    Following our visit to Deeside yesterday I managed to get into the garden to take a few pics of the regulars, starting with handsome Mr Bullfinch .... I must have missed several decent opportunities to get photos of a Common Buzzard which soared low above our roof and couldn't locate it...
  • Forum Thread: Sun-day best

    Lovely blue sky and lots of sunshine till mid afternoon when the heavens opened again so I sat my garden chair by the feeding area. Here's a selection of todays garden visitors (robins pics have been added to my old thread for Paul) Starting with Lollipops ! they are still crazy for mild...
  • Forum Thread: Lollipops love cheese !

    Although we have a range of seeds, kibbles, suet, mealworms, fatballs, etc., the cheerful little Long Tailed Tits seem to mostly opt for mild cheddar cheese lol Here's some photos from today including the other garden visitors .................... A pair of Lollipops first ...................
  • Forum Thread: Aggressive blue tits?

    After seeing some distinctly spring like behaviour from my birds (despite it only being the first week of Jan!) this morning I put up a blue tit sized nest box. I didn't expect much joy as I'm limited with options in my small garden, so the only site was only about 2 metres off the ground and...
  • Forum Thread: Day 3 - Leighton Moss RSPB (MC Pics)

    For the third and fourth days of my visit, we went to RSPB Leighton Moss, with an overnight stay at the Pine Lake resort, to allow for an early start on the Tuesday and cut down on the driving. The weather forecast had not been promising and we feared the worst. However, although some parts of the reserve...
  • Forum Thread: Comma Butterfly and others

    Still catching up with sorting some pics out from last three days as the Wagtail took up most of my time lol Anyway, here are a few shots taken on the recent sunny days. starting with a lovely Comma visitor on the Erysimum flower ( can recommend those for bees and butterflies ) ! Coal Tit ...
  • Forum Thread: B is for ..........

    Bullfinch, Blue Tits, Butterflies and Bugs lol todays pics ............ starting with Bully boy Bluey Speckled Wood Ladybird (don't ask me which one ! ) Hoverfly (don't ask me which one lol ) (on closer inspection I think you are right with Wasp !!!! thank you - my excuse...
  • Forum Thread: Tuesday garden birds

    Still catching up with my photos as I've gone on turbo boost since getting a new lens and camera lol Here are yesterday's pics of the garden birds, including your favourite Wrens and Nuthatches - apologies for overloading this thread but I still have todays pics to sort out lol ................
  • Forum Thread: Weekend in the Garden - Part 2

    More photos from this weekend; this time it is the turn of the Nuthatch, Great Tit and Blue Tit not the clearest photo but I liked the open beak ! .......... well they are known also as the "Upside Down" bird lol .......... the next 9 pics are taken in the new 3rd stumpery...
  • Forum Thread: Bad Woody

    Didn't want to share the nuts with this poor Sparrrow Behaving a bit better this time A rather bedraggled Blue Tit not enjoying the rain
  • Media: Blue Tit with seed

    Blue tit making off with a sunflower seed
  • Media: Blue Tit with catkins

    Taken at Lochwinnoch RSPB centre
  • Forum Thread: Blue tit nesting habits

    We have had a camera box up since last October and a female blue tit has been roosting there every night since December. (I've read it's a female because she cleans up beautifully, unlike one BT early November who stayed for 10 nights and left all the poop behind!) We were thrilled last week...