Friday, 25 December 2009

the one that got away

was quite amazed to see this lady in the garden on christmas morning,

Sunday, 20 December 2009

birds in the snow

took some photos yesterday of a few birds that came to visit

Sunday, 6 December 2009

our 2 new pups

our 2 little shorkies, the white one we have called sasha fierce and the brown one is cassie- tzu, their mother is a yorkshire terrier and the father a shitzu, our missy thinks they are hers.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

in the garden

a few photos i took today.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

enjoying the pie

the sheppies and the magpies certainly take after their name, they can't get enough of these home made pies, ( they must have been born and bred in wigan )

Monday, 5 October 2009

feeding carousel

decided to make a feeding carousel today, set it up on top of our garden table, and this is the first bird that visited.


Sunday, 4 October 2009

mr robin

our robin has decided to visit us again and is as friendly as ever, he came and perched at the side of me on the garden bench the other day (for 2 or 3 seconds), i think the mealworms i put there had a lot to do with it, managed to take a photo of him this morning.

Monday, 28 September 2009

sheppie pie

generally i make one of these per week, i put all kinds of things in, biscuits, cakes, bird seed, sultanas, dog food, lard and suet, the sheppies love it, and with so many tucking in it doesn't last that long.


Sunday, 13 September 2009

missy at 6 months

not much happening with the birds at the moment due to the sparrowhawk making regular visits, haven't seen him catch anything or seen any signs that he has, we'll just have to sit it out, thought i'd update you on our missy, she is now 6 months old, had her first visit to the groomers on saturday, the mrs is not too pleased with the result, she has found out how to get upstairs and woke our granddaughter this morning with a nip to her nose.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

robin box and tomato plants

this is the robin box that my grand daughter and i made back in april, it is now nearly covered with the ivy, hopefully next year they will nest in there, and then we can see them on the webcam that is in there. took a photo of the tomato planters that i posted back in may, they are doing really well.

wounded woody

this photo was taken about a month ago, don't know what had happened but i'm pleased to tell you that it is doing ok, comes to the garden every day and mixes with the other pigeons and feeds ok.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

window feeder

I'm sorry that i've not posted for quite a while, had a lot going on with one thing and another, everything seems to be sorted now, so i can get back to some kind of normality, got a lot of catching up to do i know,


bought one of those window feeders last week, here are a few photos.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

goldies and sparrows

we have been putting mealworms in the mealworm feeder for quite a while now (at least 4 months), and up until now only the robin has found his way in (the female will not go in), we think that the sparrows have been watching the robin and decided that they will have some of that. we only get the sparrows from may - early october, does anybody know why that should be.


Monday, 15 June 2009


sitting in the garden yesterday i noticed the sparrows flying off with mealworms in their beaks, wondered if it could be a second brood or a late first one.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

missy at 12 weeks

she is now 12 weeks old and up to all kinds of mischief, she is house trained, we put that down to our shitzus, will be another 5 days before we can take her out with the shitzus for a walk, the mrs is looking for a nice pink harness, think i will hold the shitzus.


Monday, 8 June 2009

mr & mrs bullfinch

we were delighted to see these two in our garden, a first for us.

Friday, 5 June 2009

20 minutes in the garden

took some time out this evening in the garden with my camera, was quite pleased with the results.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

our robin

not had much time of late to use the camera, so was delighted to get this shot of him, not seen any young ones yet.


Saturday, 23 May 2009


taken this afternoon

Thursday, 21 May 2009


first time i've seen him on the nyger feeder.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

young sparrows

the first young sparrows that i've seen.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009


put some dried mealworms on the lawn and within minutes counted 16 of them

Sunday, 10 May 2009

open air shots

managed to get a couple of shots of the young blackbird but this time outside of the house, it does make a huge difference to the quality of the photo.

Friday, 8 May 2009

our missy

she is seven weeks old today and we are so glad that our two shitzus have finally let her share their dog bed with them.


saw the young blackbird in our garden for the first time this morning, they have nested in the pyracantha bush in the front garden.