Monday, 29 January 2018

Birdwatch Weekend UK

Birdwatch weekend in the UK with the RSPB where we record the number and variety of birds seen in our gardens.  I noted the birds seen in my nature journal.  I made the snowdrops up though, they never grow in my garden, I have tried for 24 years here and they just don't want to grow for me!



In the birdwatching hour on Sunday morning I saw magpies, wood pigeon, robins, blackbirds and a very old crow, no small birds came, I think probably as I didn't put seed down, only grubs in fat pellets and bread.  I think I will find a seed feeder to hang up as I know from the dawn chorus in the woods here we have many other birds.





We are hearing 'our' owl out in the woods right behind our little house late at night and then last night a bird cry noise, no other birds feed at night as far as I know, could it be our lonely owl who calls and gets a far away reply, has made a family and is living happily ever after?  I hope so.

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18 comments:

  1. I enjoy the birds so much myself. Your artwork is delightful most especiallay your magpie as he/she has so much attitude.

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    1. thank you! They are very frequent visitors to our garden.

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  2. I am annoyed that I missed this. I've done it for 2 years and they normally send a notification, but not this time.
    I still get so much pleasure from watching my birds.

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    1. That's a shame, but you can still visit the RSPB website and read about the goings on and submit pictures I think.

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  3. Love the artwork!!You can get some of those fancy wancy bird feeders at the cheap shops. I saw some lovely ones in the Original Factory Shop yesterday for a couple of quid. I totally forgot about the Robin wallhanging! The tartan in it has quite a large carbon footprint! All the way to Oz and back again!!!Sent you a huge email earlier!xx

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    1. Oh yes, I love my little robin, I don't have it hanging these days though, it comes out at Christmas as a table top cover as is too precious to be left to gather dust all year round!

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  4. I have never gone bird watching but do watch for them when outdoors with my camera. They always seem elusive!

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    1. They take time to get used to food being put out but once they know it's a regular event they just keep on coming!

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  5. Always look forward to your posts. Filled with prettiness. xx

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    1. Thank you Suzie, I can't find a blog for you, if you have one please let me know so I can visit you.

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  6. Wonderful Betty ... we have lovely birds in our garden thanks to all the trees. Love your paintings - they are so beautiful!

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  7. being an artist i can imagine how much it is exciting to have such feathery beauties around dear Fairy!

    i loved the bird paintings in you journal ,they are stunning and just so gorgeous

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    1. Thank you Baili, I am very lucky to have time to sit in the garden and sketch/watch birds!

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  8. What a lovely thing to spend an hour doing. I'd be utterly useless for the birdwatching hour, I can never identify birds, and if I can I forget what they are before I see them again. I know a Robin when I see it, and a blackbird.
    I love the machine sewn robin, do you do that? It's beautiful.

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  9. Hello there! I'm you newest follower!

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    1. welcome, Sue, thanks for visiting :)

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  10. the robin was a gift some years back from my blogging buddy, Nana Gogo who is also my penpal - it was a christmas present and she had it made by a lady in, I think, Australia, it is indeed beautiful - I would love to make things like this. I must ask her where it came from and give them some credit. thanks.

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