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Saturday, 20 December 2008

The beginning and end of a day

It started with grey, grey and grey so I changed my plans and went to finish my Christmas shopping!

A few early morning visitors and the male Blackcap was back again - he is now becoming a daily visitor - whey hey!!
The noisy Ring-necked Parakeets with a Grey Squirrel creeping up behind them..


What is now becoming typical for this time of the year, was the arrival of in excess of 25 Goldfinches - lovely to watch and hear these quarrelsome but beautiful little finches!

Shopping finally finished (except I left one bag in a shop and didn't discover this until I got home DOH!! I was not happy.)

However, by the end of the afternoon the clouds started to clear away and thus enabled a glorious sunset - view from the back of my house!

14 comments:

Lily said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Hope you get your shopping back.

Tricia said...

Thanks Lily - yes I got it back, the shop had found it - had to pay car parking all over again though..

mick said...

The photos of the birds at the feeders are great! (Of course the sunsets are too but I don't have feeders or birds like that!) I am trying to work out a way to even put up a bird bath without my cat thinking I have made her a special bar-b-que table! I won't put it up until I can do it securely.

oldcrow61 said...

I can't get over the parakeets coming to your feeders. They're fantastic. And, all those goldfinches, wow. Wonderful sunset.

Richard said...

As I've said before, I love to look at your pictures and see so many different birds. Your Goldfinches are so much different then ours.

Tricia said...

Mick - don't cats dislike water? Good luck..

OC - yes, it's a strange sight with these birds!

Richard - that's what's so great about blogs - we get to see so many varieties of birds and wildlife too.

urbanextension said...

Great pics of the goldfinches and parakeets. Wish we had both of them! Jane

Tricia said...

Thanks Jane - I'd be happy to send you some Parakeets - how many would you like? Lol

st said...

I have to admit to theft, two actually.
Although, i may be guilty of more, in the future.
While i'm being honest i'm also very jealous, absolutely green, with envy.
I'm still lacking in garden birds and in such numbers.
AS for the theft
Sunsets for my screen wallpaper.
Hope you can forgive me.

Tricia said...

ST - you're very welcome to use my pictures - I'm flattered!

I'm sure I can spare you some garden visitors ST - I'll have a word with them on your behalf...

Eagleseagles said...

I was driving home without the camera in my car and saw this sunset by the time I got home it had become a blanket of rolling pink - camera out and gone!

Nice you got it..memories....

C

Tricia said...

Thanks C - it's a case of right place, right time with sunsets! Pity you missed it.

neil said...

great photo. Are all those feeders in your garden!?

Tricia said...

Thanks Neil and yes - the feeders (and birds) are all in my garden.

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