Saturday, 28 March 2009

blackbird sheppies and robin
















a few shots i took this afternoon.

Friday, 27 March 2009

goldies and robin




on holiday today so spent most of day staring out back window, not much about because it's been very windy here, managed a photo of the goldies and the robin, the wren made a brief visit but didn't manage a shot

Thursday, 26 March 2009

robin on the night shift

have been up in yorkshire (the enemy) all day on a job, got back at 5-30pm had my tea and went straight to back room to look at the birdies, it's been very windy here today so was not surprised that i didn't see anything, went back at 7-15 ( it was dark then ) and turned web cam on, couldn't believe my eyes when i saw the robin feeding.
video

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

webcam


put the webcam in the mealworm feeder today and managed to get a bit of footage on the robin feeding, colour not so good as it was overcast and the webcam has infra red .

video

Sunday, 22 March 2009
















At long last, after 5 attempts and i don't know how many hours and materials used i think that i have finally outsmarted the sheppies, put mealworm feeder mark 6 up on friday night the sheppies swarmed all over it but didn't manage to enter, the next test was to see if mr robin could get in, he tried several times on friday night but couldn't figure it out, got up bright and early saturday morning made a cup of tea and waited for the show to begin, the robin came and straight away flew inside gobbled a few up and then took a mouthful off to his mate, the sheppies have been trying ever since but can't get under the 32mm gap, ( not yet anyway) there was a funny carry on this afternoon , i heard all this commotion going on, looked outside to see the robin inside and 3 sheppies going mad at him from the outside was too slow to get the photo.

Monday, 16 March 2009

collared doves




methinks these two have fallen head over heels, the robin has been in and out of the mealworm feeder all day carrying a beak full at a time, had to top it up three times, the sparrowhawk is still around but the collared doves don't seem to mind him.