Category Archives: Birds

Footsteps on the Dance Floor

Well, maybe not. But now I won’t be the only one with a 1980s song stuck in my head. Advertisements

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More new visitors

We have never had goldfinches in the garden before, but now there are at least four. I hope they’ll stick around as I adore the colours. A goldfinch is a “Stieglitz” in German which is supposedly what their call sounds … Continue reading

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A new visitor

As mentioned before, we don’t mind sharing our apples, and in the fall, we tend to be too lazy to harvest the ones on top of the tree make sure to leave some for our winter guests. They remain largely … Continue reading

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A heron in the garden

I’m always excited about the birds that come visit our house and garden but I was not quite prepared for what I saw through the kitchen window today: Apologies for the bad quality of the pictures — they were shot … Continue reading

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It’s all about attitude

I have been thinking about birds lately — possibly because I managed to identify the orangey-red smudge on one of our old Seychelles photos as a Madagascar Red Fody (will have to get a better picture this time, in the … Continue reading

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Guests at the table

Last year I wrote about my efforts to help a jay through the winter by feeding him peanuts. I’m happy to report that they were successful — not only did the jay come back this winter, he also brought two … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Spring

Just a quick cellphone snapshot on my walk to the supermarket. I guess she was grocery-shopping, too.

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