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#BirdWeekly Challenge ~ Birds at the Feeder #Nature #Birds #Photography

Week 8 of Lisa Coleman’s bird weekly challenge features birds at the feeders. 

It was lovely to see this greenfinch. I hadn’t seen one for ages.

A couple of years ago I tried bringing the robins closer to the house with seed in a bowl on the patio table. It worked a treat with two arriving at once. It looked like they were sizing each other up initially but behaved very well and shared nicely.

A male house sparrow. Sparrows seemed to disappear for a while but they’re back in force this year.

Well, this was unusual. We’ve never had magpies on the feeders. At least there was two of them…

Lovely to see juvenile blue tits…

and of course, the adults

And last but not least, goldfinches

Cee's FOTD Challenge · Flower · FOTD · Nature · Photography · Sunday Stills

#SundayStills #FOTD ~ Yellow Flowers on yesterday’s walk #Nature #Flowers #Yellow

Welcome to a late entry for the Sunday Stills feature created and hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt. The theme this week is yellow and I’m also joining Cee’s flower of the day (July 30th) although there are several flowers.

Yellow was the predominant colour yesterday. There were countless groups of each of the flowers and they made a lovely bright display.

Cee's FOTD Challenge · Flower · FOTD · Nature · Photography

#FOTD Flower of the Day ~ Rhododendron #Nature #Photography

Looking back to spring and a rhododendron just about to flower is my choice for Cee’s flower of the day (29th July).

Animals · Butterfly · Flower · Nature · Photography · Silent Sunday

#SilentSunday ~ Peacock #Butterfly enjoying Buddleia Flowers #Nature #Photography #Floral

Peacock butterfly on buddleia flowers
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#BirdWeekly ~ Photo Challenge ~ Black & White #Photography #Birds #Nature

Week 7 of Lisa Coleman’s Bird Weekly challenge is for any bird in black and white or sepia

This was taken a while ago when it was warm enough fro the female blackbird to do a spot of sunbathing.

I’d never seen a turnstone before I spied this little fellow

The raven was quite happy to pose for the camera

Not sure what the blackbird was hiding from…

This moorhen was enjoying a solitary swim without the brood.

Keeping a watchful eye on the cygnets

And two youngsters to finish off with, a robin and a dunnock.

Cee's FOTD Challenge · Flower · Nature · Photography

#FOTD Flower of the Day ~ Japanese Anemone #Nature Flowers #Photography

Today’s choice for Cee’s flower of the day (24th July) is a Japanese Anemone

 

Cee's FOTD Challenge · Flower · FOTD · Nature · Photography

#FOTD Flower of the Day ~ Salvia #Nature #Flowers #Photography

The vibrant red salvia is my contribution to Cee’s flower of the day (July 20th)