Wednesday, 11 August 2021

New garden friends and book giveaway winners

 We have had some new visitors to our garden over the last few weeks so I thought I would share them with you, they have been a source of entertainment and I never tire of watching them.

We now have a pair of Thrushes come every day

And they do like to make use of the spar facilities while they are here

Bert, (named by Bonnie, although I'm not convinced he is the original Bert,)  is usually the first one to arrive in the morning, and if I haven't yet filled up the feeder he stands and stares at the kitchen window!  He is quite brave and is back down most times before I've even walked away.

Although I have to say, he is like that person at a buffet who piles their plate sky high, (there is always one isn't there, lol)

I've started to put a bit of cheese out and he wants it all!

Mrs Bert has better table manners.
It looks like she's giving him that look here, lol

We had another greedy flock last week, six juvenile starlings swooped in.  That bird feeder was almost half full when they arrived and they ate the lot within half an hour.

They haven't got all their plumage yet, but still so pretty, I'll forgive them their greediness because I loved watching them 

I had to look this one up, its a female House Sparrow, they have a yellow beak in summer but it turns dark in Winter.  

We still get loads of Tit's to the feeders everyday, especially in the morning and early afternoon, and these last few weeks there have been more Dunnocks too.  I probably spend way too much time each day standing watching them through the kitchen window, but It makes me smile to watch their comings and goings so I'm not going to stop.

Book Giveaway
 Marlene was the only one who said she would be interested in Lockdown by Peter May.  I already have your address Marlene so will get it in the post to you by the weekend.

Two people were interested in Away With The Penguins so I used Wheel of to pick the winner and the name that came out was Jean from the blog Shrimpton and Perfect. 

Jean, If you can drop me an email with your address i'll get it in the post to you.



Jackie said...

Congratulations to the winners.

If I had as many feathered friends visiting our bird feeder I would be watching them all day.

God bless.

Barb said...

Those bird bath shots are such fun!

butterfly said...

I must say I also spend a look time watching the birds .
There are so many coming in right now , most summers they go missing .
But this summer they stayed .
Enjoy another week on Bird watch Maggie great photos.

Poppypatchwork said...

Another lovely post, your photo's are brilliant. I have emailed you my address for the book, thank you I do love Peter May books.

Jo said...

Such a coincidence, we've just had some thrushes arrive too. We've lived here twenty eight years and it's the first time I've seen any in the garden, although they were regular visitors to my parents garden. I love the first photo of the bird bath, so cute.

Mylene said...

Beautiful pictures of the birds...i am sure it is pure joy to watch them.

Lowcarb team member said...

Congratulations to the winners :)

I did enjoy seeing your photographs and all your garden visitors, especially nice to see them in the bird bath.

Enjoy the weekend.

All the best Jan

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

I hadn't realised how pretty juvenile starings are. Thank you very much for my book, I look forward to recieving it and of course I will pass it on.
Jean. x

Carol said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your bird photos, Maggie--especially the bird bath ones. They really are such fun to watch (although I could do without our greedy bluejays--they must be close cousins of your greedy starlings :)