Saturday, 12 March 2016

Inauguration


A pair of Blackcaps have taken up residence in my garden, both the female
 

and male are very possessive of this new feeder.
 

especially the female, who is most confrontational with any bird who comes near.
 

There have been a few altercations between the Blackcaps and The Great tits.
 
My daughter Eva gave me this new feeder at Christmas, and I love it but couldn't find a place near enough to the house to hang it, so that I could take photos through the window. In the end I hung it near our fish pond,...where I could still see it, albeit a little far away, and here are some of the captures I took this week.


One Coal Tit with the Great Tit, who seems to be checking out the other birds!:)
 

The Blue Tits just wait patiently until the Blackcaps move away, but they don't linger.
 

There are a pair of Great Tits also in the garden, and I'm hoping to get a shot of them both together one day
 

 

The Coal Tits are often chased away by the Blackcap female, who hides in the vines overhead.
 

The Crested Tits were the first birds to inspect the new feeder.
 

Besides the birds shared here, the Robins and a Long-tailed Tit and Greenfinches have paid visits to the feeder.
 
I am linking this post to the following memes.

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAYS
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS
I'D RATHER B BIRDIN

37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is really a cute feeder. and obviously the birds like it a lot.

jandi said...

Gorgeous feeder! And what wonderful visitors to it! Have a beautiful day!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Oooh, I so LOVE your bird feeder!! Your captures are all so beautiful.
Have a woderful weekend :)

Tony McGurk said...

Some beautiful little birds you have there. We don't get many brightly coloured little birds here. In our yard we mostly get Sparrows, Blackbirds, Starlings & Wattle Birds. We had a few colourful Parrots in our Bottle Brush tree a few times a few weeks ago so I managed to get a couple of photos. Haven't seen them again since. We do get Galahs, Ravens, Magpies, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Black Cockatoos, Kookaburras & Seagulls as fly overs but they never land in our yard.

Daniela said...

I'm so overjoyed after reading your comment on ~ My little old world ~, I appreciate every single word you wrote, and I appreciate so much to have you amongst my followers, as well, I wholeheartedly thank you and cannot help but following you in turn, your photographies are truly stunning !

Enjoy the end of your week,
with sincere thankfulness

Daniela

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like your new feeders. You have some beautiful garden birds. I love the Blackcaps and the Crested Tit are a few of my favorites. Great shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Nick Morgan said...

Great to see that the feeder is such a success. That is quite some variety of birds it has attracted.

rainfield61 said...

A walk in restaurant to these birds.

Adam said...

cute birds

matti juhani niilola said...

A great collection of different Tits. And the bonus Blackcap.

Christine said...

Such a pretty feeder & clearly much appreciated by the birds! Your photos of them all are wonderful! I think the blue tits are my favourites!
Happy weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the crest on the birds...and the wonderful couple of blackcaps. Pretty species all in all!!!

And the feeder?---------wonderful gift from your daughter. I want one.

Debbie said...

what a GREAT spot and such an adorable feeder. awesome captures, you get a very nice variety of birds. yours are a little different in coloring than mine, i really like those blue tits!!!

enjoy the weekend!!!!

Anni said...

I'm back....

This time to send along my thanks for sharing this awesome post with such a great series of images!! We birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' are so appreciative with your participation.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Breathtaking is what I find in your photos!
Special moments captured at your new feeder make for a near perfect week.
Good luck with getting a photo of the pairs too!
What a beautiful feeder - it looks like bronze and merges with the background so well.
Thank you for visiting my post too!
Shane

Gosia k said...

the feeder looks great and it is very useful for small creatures

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet bird feeder! And I love these pretty small birds. We don't have these in Florida. Hugs, Diane

Blogoratti said...

Very nice looking feeder which the birds seem to enjoy. Warm greetings!

Rose said...

that is the cutest feeder!

Teresa said...

Están preciosos, me encantan. Besitos.

Breathtaking said...

Blogoratti,

Hello, I have tried to make a comment once again on your blog but the screen image stops,and the mouse,.. not even escape works, so I have to turn off my computer to start again. I enjoy reading, so this a shame.I left you a message on another of my posts in the hope that at some stage you might read it. I beleave you were reading The Good Earth at the time, a book I read when a teenager, which recently I re-read with different mature eyes, Pearl Buck opened them to a culture I knew very little about,and I enjoyed it much better the second time.
Hope you see this!):)

Jeevan said...

Pretty feeder in design of birds perching and I liked the way coal tit watching other birds... very beautiful series on little birds. I too have a feeder, but haven’t filled anything. Hope at least this summer I make some arrangement for birds to visit and make a birdbath.

hmuxo said...

I love the bird feeder. As always your photography is amazing!!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the tits. They're adorable little birds.

Eva Gonçalves said...

Glad you finally put it up! Looks great and it's good to see it's already being used :) Your lovely daughter who gives fantastic presents... Love Evinha, XX

NatureFootstep said...

very nice feeder you have. Looks great on the bush.
And you have all my favorite birds. Nice to there are some. Where I live it was a bad breathing season last summer so the forest is more or less empty :(

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a beautiful birdfeeder!

And so much better, that it WORKS!
~

Margaret Adamson said...

What an attractive bird feeder adn I see the birds seem to love it also.

Michelle said...

Your feathered friends seem to like this new feeder!

Rajesh said...

Very cute birds.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great pics and cute feeder.

Frank Boxell said...

The new feeder is definitely pulling in the birds.

Modesto Viegas said...

Good series!

Phil Slade said...

The new feeder has worked very well. And fancy having Crested Tits on a garden feeder. It only happens way up in Scotland here as there are no cresties south of the border.

David Gascoigne said...

What a wonderful array of species. I want to come and sit in your backyard!

Marie C said...

Wonderful photos! Oh, I just love the beautiful bird feeder! What a lovely gift! And the birds are sure enjoying it too.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful shots and love the bird feeder.

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