#SundayStills ~ Birds Feeding in the Garden #naturePhotography #GardenBirds

Welcome to the Sunday Stills feature hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives.

There were a good number of goldfinches and greenfinches visiting the garden last summer, cost me a fortune in sunflower hearts πŸ˜‰ 

Robins are around all year. Males and females look the same and each are very territorial and can get quite aggressive. The female is allowed into the male’s territory during the breeding season.

This litlle nuthatch was enjoying the sunflower seeds.

One of the juvenile blue tits from last years brood

And the parents. It was lovely to watch them from building the nest up until the babies fledged. They worked so hard.

The dunnock is a small bird, a similar size to the robin, common in gardens and woodland. They tend to keep to the bushes and hoover up the seeds dropped by birds on the feeders. Numbers have fallen since the 1970s, most likely due to loss of woodlands and hedgerows and although they are on the rise again, numbers still remain a concern.

The solitary thrush is fairly territorial, rarely straying from cover (except when he’s thirsty) and sadly another species in decline.

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18 comments

  1. Beautiful photographs Cathy and you have such a wonderful variety of birds visiting! 🧑🐦 Enjoy the rest of your weekend and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’— xxx

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  2. Wow, Cathy, your thrush (I think) is in a gorgeous setting in the purple flowers. Lovely pictures of a great variety of birds for this post. I’m learning a lot from everyone participating in this post. πŸ™‚

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