Thursday, 24 January 2013
I am feeling a bit better and spent this morning peering out of the rear window at my garden birds. With the weather being so cold the birds need feeding more than ever. I was blessed with a great variety and managed a couple of pictures of the birds who stayed still long enough for me to manage to grab the camera. Starlings and parakeets were the only ones to oblige but I had a wren come and visit along with various blue, great and coal tits sparrows and chaffinches along with a robin that was defending our garden from all comers. I saw him chase off a couple of stray robins and he picked on the chaffinches and the blue tits chasing them out of the tree. I first thought maybe he picked on the chaffinch because of the colour of its breast but then that theory was dismissed when it picked on the blue tit as well. I assume he wants the garden to himself and chases off any competitors for the food in his chosen territory. I haven’t seen many wrens in our garden and it was pleasing to see one today. Unfortunately I wasn’t good enough to capture a picture but I will remember him scooting up and down the branches seeking out his food.