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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




27 comments:

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

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  2. Thanks Theresa, glad you enjoyed it.

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

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  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.

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


    peter

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  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.
    lol

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

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  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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  12. Wonderful birds to see Keith...

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

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  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
    young-in's!!

    Hugs
    Grace

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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. :-)

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  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)

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  21. It certainly is Stewart.

    Their need was greater than mine Trevor lol

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

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

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

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  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.

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