Sunday, 19 February 2012

Garden birds.

I love watching the birds in my garden and always admire their resilience. The first two weeks of February this year have been the coldest for 26 years, with an average temperature of minus 0.7c, so keeping the birds fed is a priority.

I count 9 Blackbirds in this photo, taken on the patio. In total there were 27 in the garden at the same time!

The Goldfinch, one of my favourite garden birds. The "clown of the garden",owing to its' colourful face.

Bullfinches, Mr, and Mrs. Always in pairs. You wouldn't think, that years ago they were shot to stop them stripping the buds off fruit trees!

7 comments:

Dumdad said...

What a great face the Goldfinch has.

john.g. said...

Dumdad, they are lovely!

© Karelian Blonde said...

Lovely birds! Thank you for posting :)

Pat said...

They obviously know the best restaurant in town.

john.g. said...

KB, I love watching them.

john.g. said...

Mum2, we spend about £40 a month in the winter, but they are worth it!

Guyana-Gyal said...

I'm glad there are people in this world who feed the birds in winter.