Young Robin - taken 2009 in back garden - Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland


When was the last time you actually watched wildlife in your back garden?

Today? Last week? Can't remember? In today's modern world, we are finding it increasingly difficult to relax and take time out from work or family. This blog is to remind you all of the free entertainment that we can enjoy each and every day - WILDLIFE!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Visitors to our back garden

We've been lucky enough to have family of 5 Jays visit every day since June, the juveniles are quite cute and inquisitive, although still wary. They are very noisy though and tend to scare off the smaller birds...still not everyone is lucky enough to see one of our most beautiful birds close up so can't complain!

We have the usual array of Blue, Coal and Great Tits fighting amongst themselves and chasing each other, I honestly don't know where they get their energy from!

Flock of 9 Chaffinches have started visiting us, they're treating us like a take-away restaurant! Have to refill the feeders every day, even the Woodmouse is making the most of any seed the Chaffinches drop and is filling it's little pouch up with as much as it can!

The Robin has started singing it's territorial song at the top of the tree every day now, I guess that means he will start chasing away the juveniles soon.


Little Brown Job said...

Lovely shots of the Jays, must be great to have not one but two visiting your garden!

sharon said...

It's actually the first time I've ever seen a Jay & they are gorgeous birds. We had a family of 5 of them visit us in June/July but I only managed to photograph 2 - unfortunately they're not so regular now.

Yoke, said...

Those other Jays are very opportunistic birds, Sharon; any free meal when the buried stacks run out is good, and I bet you they'll all come at once.

I am trying to figure where you are based. You have the same birds as me, and a lot of Irish flags on your map, so are you a garden in Eire somewhere? or Scotland, one of the islands, or ...

Enjoy these few sparse weeks till later; we are in recession!