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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Feeding time; in north Wales

A couple of the Redstart that nested in the garden. These are the female.

Mrs Pied Flycatcher, down in one of the fields.

A couple of the Song Thrush

Mr Blackbird

Mrs House Sparrow

A couple of Mr Stonechat

And finally, a young Blackbird, who made sure I didn't get any Redcurrants for a pie.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend


  1. i was smiling all the way through this post. :)

  2. Thanks Theresa, glad you enjoyed it.

  3. They may like a quick berry or two:) but I'd love to see these birds around the garden:)

  4. Hi Keith Well I have reached the top of the posts now and this post of yours of the 'young ones' is really lovely. I love the way you name them.

  5. Great set of photos Keith, pity about the red currants.


  6. Thanks Chris. I was very fortunate where I stayed; lots of birds.

    Thanks Margaret. I've still loads of pictures to go. I think most will be destined for the website in the end.

    Cheers Peter. A shame, but I think they needed them more than I did :-)

  7. Pied Flycatchers, Redstarts, Stonchats I'm dead envious. Great images, well worth loosing out to a Blackbird, pesky birds nicking all our fruit lol

  8. Cheers Doug. Those birds are regulars around the cottage, along with Ravens, Yellowhammers, and Wheatears. It's a great place. :-)

  9. Keith, great series! Everybody is just so busy!

  10. Marvelous feathered friends you found in Wales, no wonder you love it so much there...Each bird had a boutiful life, and so did you!

  11. More great shots from your country residence Keith.{:))

  12. Wonderful birds to see Keith...

  13. Good to see everyone eating.
    Let us hope for a milder winter so everything can catch up a bit.

  14. Hi Keith... Oooh Redcurrants, I eat them like the birds do, forget the pie go for the bush!! ; )

    Some lovely birds shot's and I love Mrs House Sparrow feeding those


  15. These are really fun shots! There's just something about seeing a bird with a bill full of insects or caterpillars!

    ...the poppy in the previous post is gorgeous. Looks like a poster you'd see in a store.

    Have fun in Wales.

  16. Thanks Robin. The birds breeding season offers some great picture opportunities.

    Thanks Sondra. Yea, I love the place.

    Cheers Roy. Yea, I feel very fortunate to be able to visit here so much.

    Thanks Andrew. Birding heaven.

    Hope so too Adrian. Thanks.

    Thanks Grace. The birds cleared the bush in a couple of days. They preferred the red ones to the black ones. I just might get a pie yet lol

    Thanks Kelly. A busy time of year for our feathered friends. Glad you enjoyed them.

  17. Lovely set of shots Keith. Many birds seem to have made a good job of catching up after the miserable start to the year.
    As for the last one - I'm mean. I grow my fruit bushes in a cage or the Blackbirds would scoff the lot.

  18. It's good to see so many have done well John.
    When I left, there were still Blackcurrants left, so I might get a pie next visit. :-)

  19. Busy time of year for the birds! And a bad time of year to be a caterpillar!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  20. Great to see the young ones were being looked after so well Keith. And I'm sure you don't really begrudge those Blackbirds a few currants?...[;o)

  21. It certainly is Stewart.

    Their need was greater than mine Trevor lol

  22. Interesting post with many species of birds. The second, the third and the last one are my favourite.

  23. Thanks Elizabeth. There's always a good selection of birds to see when I visit Wales. :-)

  24. Fantastic birds Keith. Would love to have Redstarts in our garden!

  25. Thanks Adam. I couldn't believe it when I got there and saw them.

    Our photos, thank you, and thanks for stopping by.

    Thank you Bob, glad you enjoyed them.