Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Birds, Domestic And Otherwise


The cold weather has brought some unusual visitors to our little lake; hidden amongst the mallard were three very handsome male Shoveller ducks - who were remarkably camera-shy - and these two females in the foreground, who were happy for me to photograph their remarkable shovel -like beaks.......

I will endeavour to catch a snap of the males later today :-)





I bought a super new bird feeder for only £8.99. The peanut holder and fat balls were not included, but it cost only a few pounds to stock up the feeder with food. Like Margaret noted, many of the birds in my garden also seem remarkably dense and ignore the feeder, choosing to walk on the ground instead. My resident robin is very territorial and has had several aggressive fights with other small birds today, scaring them out of the garden, which does not help.......
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1 comment:

elizabeth said...

Beautiful pictures! What beauty you get to see!