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!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dry Spell

We actually had a bit of a dry spell this afternoon and the birds certainly made the most of it! At one time I counted 4 Blue Tits, 4 Coal Tits, 2 Great Tits, 1 Robin, 1 Long Tailed Tit, 7 Chaffinches and 1 Greenfinch all darting to the seed tray and feeders. The Great Tits were chasing the Blue Tits off the nuts, the Blue Tits were chasing the Coal Tits off the fat square and the Coal Tits were chasing anything that moved!

Great Tit

Long Tailed Tit


I spotted this fungi growing out of a branch high up the old Oak tree, I've no idea what it is but I thought it looked cute (if fungi can ever be described as cute?!)


Warren Baker said...

it was the same in my garden sharon. Looks like the birds are making the most of the dry spell!

Bob Bushell said...

Hi Sharon, we didn't have a dry spell, so its nice to hear about it.

Chris said...

Hi Sharon,
Well I guess birds can manage many things in their life. You got very nice shots there! Congrats..

Jenny said...

Poor Coal Tits always seem to get the rough end of the deal. One of my favourites! Nice fungi, I'm afraid I can't help you with the ID though! (-:

ShySongbird said...

No dry spell here :( It is so dreary and no opportunities for photos at all.

Lovely photos, the LTT looks cheeky and the Robin majestic, great stuff :)

The Early Birder said...

Good to watch all this frantic activity Sharon. 1st reasonably dry am here today and the feeders are already half empty! FAB.

Jann said...

Nice photos, I love your robin (as I've told Warren), and love that 'shroom photo, neat!