Saturday, 12 December 2015

The birds are starting to explore the garden at last. (Hooray)

In the last week we have discovered the Robin has a little mate, they have started coming around together , a Great Tit came in for a Sunflower Heart, a Blue Tit stopped by, I saw a Wren under the Tree, and yesterday a Blackbird was out digging for worms. 

Apart from the Robins who are now regulars the others only visited briefly,before I have chance to get the camera they are gone,  but that was a start.

I have put a dish of water out for the Robin, he has a nice drink and bath everyday.

We have sold lots of unwanted items on Ebay the last few weeks, and decided we are using the money to get a lovely solar power  water feature/bird bath.

Here is the Robin having is daily bath.









He is getting use to seeing us about and getting confident.

18 comments:

  1. The robin is certainly enjoying his bath. I have a couple of stone bird baths, it's lovely to see our feathered friends taking a dip. Glad you're getting more birds visiting now, it's only a matter of time once you start putting food out until they realise.

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    1. I am feeling happier now because I have missed them since we moved.

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  2. I love to watch the birds having a bath. The little sparrows queue up on the edge of ours and wait their turn. Still not many coming though to our garden. We had loads in the summer.

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    1. Thats nice, I think a good water supply will encourage them to come in as well.

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  3. I knew they'd come! I'm so pleased for you.
    I keep my camera handy so I don't have to go looking for it, and I make a note of the main feeding times too so I am ready when they arrive. Deb

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    1. I have mine at the ready, but are letting them get used to seeing me around, x

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  4. aw, I love your little robin. They are such sweet birds, they end up getting quite close once they realise you are kind to them. I love that about them.

    Thanks for your comment. I have replied to it, and yes, of course I will offer any help and suggestion I can. Truth be told, I'm no expert. I tend to use whatever paint I can find in the garage, slap it on and hope for the best! The paint I used yesterday had to be the right sort as I was painting over the mantelpiece (carefully, to try and keep the crackle effect). x

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    1. The Robin has always been my favourite, thanks for the reply on the paint, x

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  5. That's lovely. I really enjoyed those photos :)

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  6. What's that saying.........build it and they will come! Love the splish splash taking a bath robin

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    1. Yes so true, we thought a bigger nicer bath would encourage them as well x

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  7. Robins are so friendly and they return time and time again. He's obviously spread the word what great hosts you are. Lovely photos. Tx

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    1. Hi T, yes they are, they are getting use to seeing us about now, x

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  8. Those are great pictures! I'm so glad the birds are starting to find you. In another month they'll be there all the time :o)

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    1. I feel more hopeful now, I really love bird watching, x

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  9. Your photos are wonderful, Marlene! It didn't take the birds too long to find you, did it. What a sweet little Robin x

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    1. I was beginning to give up hope, I have thrown lots of food away, but not giving up has started to pay off x

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