Category Archives: Birds

Birdwatching

Our neighbour has gone on a trip for a few days and so I’m stuck with caring for her bird. It’s not that I mind the actual caring part or the bird, it’s just that the bird is not a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Good reason to feel blue: Let’s face it — no fish will ever show. (Question to the bird experts: Are these egrets?)

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Yellowbutts in the beantrees

One thing about being on vacation in a place where there is no (affordable) Internet is that you can’t look things up. Don’t know what something is called? Well, tough… And so this last vacation will always be the one … Continue reading

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Lovely tits :)

Last Sunday, before the snow, it was looking very springlike in the garden. And, to my great joy, our famous nesting box got new tenants. The husband managed to take some photos through the kitchen window: We lost no time … Continue reading

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Morning visitor

A jay (Garrulus glandarius) has taken to hanging out in my famous birch tree and so I’ve been spreading nuts on the unfinished terrace to attract him. It’s taken a few days but it seem that he has finally figured … Continue reading

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Shaken bird update

Here’s a quick update for anyone concerned about the inhabitants of our nesting box: The Husband, who sleeps downstairs these days to get a break from me and my pneumonia noises (I try not to take it personally and have … Continue reading

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Excitement in the Birch Tree

Sounds like a Chalet School title, doesn’t it? I was out in the garden with Isla when I noticed her becoming very interested in the birch tree. I looked up as well, expecting to see a bird or maybe a … Continue reading

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