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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Birds and Beasts in the Garden.

I was gazing out of the kitchen window the other morning when I noticed this rather pretty visitor. By the time I'd got the camera (macro lens attached!!), it had gone right down the end of the garden. So Macro lens, through double glazing, and 90 feet away.. on the whole I was lucky to get even this!


I often have Jays visiting the garden which is lovely (there's several Oak Trees nearby), and last year I had two fledgeling. Well it seems they've nested nearby again as...

not long after my foxy visitor I had ..

The family of four....


Please feed me...


Not quite sure what is going on here ;)


but still hungry!




A wonderful few moments and they're still around. I didn't dare open the door and was rather glad I'd cleaned the windows recently - that is a rarer occurrence than seeing a white-tailed eagle in the garden!

11 comments:

Chris said...

Wow when you have jay you have jays ;-) Incredible to get so many in your yards, and nice to see that the fox paid you a visit ;-)

ADRIAN said...

What a great series of the Jays. I'd be happy with one blurry one.

Geordie Magpie said...

Very handsome birds to view from your garden Tricia.

holdingmoments said...

Fantastic sightings from the garden Tricia.
I'm so envious of the Jays. I'd be happy with one, and you get 4! lol

Helen said...

Lovely photos...its so exciting when something new visits the garden isn't it, especially when there are babies:))

Anonymous said...

One word covers those shots WOW!
Says it all really.
Well done you.


paul.

ShySongbird said...

What lovely garden visitors to have Tricia! We used to have Foxes but I haven't seen any sign of them lately.

I have never had a Jay in the garden to my knowledge and the lovely old native trees which were in close proximity and which would have attracted many birds, were felled by neighbours :(

Tricia said...

Hi Chris - I'm just so very lucky to get Jays visiting..

Hi Adrian... thank you; normally they're hiding and I don't get such a clear shot!

Geordie - hi there and thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. They are good looking birds aren't they.

Keith...sorry if I'm bit a bit on the greedy side ;)

Helen - thanks for visiting and thanks for leaving a comment :)

Jays are quite frequent visitors to the garden as I'm surrounded by Oak Trees and Jays like acorns. But to see the new little ones is wonderful.

Paul - Hi and glad to see you - hope things are well with you.

and thank you as ever :)

Tricia said...

H Jan - the visits from foxes are considerably fewer now than they used to be. Mainly I think, since the wheelie bins hit the streets - so to speak.

Sorry to hear about the felling of tress... a pity others don't have the same views on preservation as some of us do.

Midmarsh John said...

Haven't seen a fox round here for years. Lovely captures of the Jay family.

Tricia said...

Hi John and thank you... perhaps your foxes have moved on to seek food elsewhere too. Sad for us when they leave for pastures new

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