Tuesday Tuck Shop

It’s been a busy day at the happy eater tree, and because I haven’t been too well have had a gentle day and sat for a while with my camera waiting to see who turned up at The Happy Eater Tree.  A new arrival today,  I think this is a coal tit, at least on the RSPB identifier it’s the only one that comes close.

Boy did he move fast and it was hard to get a decent shot in focus, but these are the two best ones.

There are always blue tits, and also great tits, these are my ‘regulars’,

Also Fatchick sparrow turned up, followed by Mrs.Spuggy who looked at me as if to say “Will this never end?”

For the past few years we’ve had a breeding pair of robins visit, but this year they’ve been very elusive.  Today I managed to see one, well chuffed!

and after I got back from the local shop I was excited to see a return visit from the bullfinch at the feeder. I knew if I got out of the car it would disturb him and he’d fly off, so I gingerly crawled quietly out of the passenger door, kept my head down and went round the back of the house, in through the back door and crawled to the window and my camera as he was still there and got some shots of him. Half hour later he was back with Mrs. Bullfinch (I think, as she’s a paler colour), and then he came back again later in the afternoon by himself, so hopefully it won’t be the last time I see him.

All the pictures are click throughable for the bigger versions.  A good 1/2 hour at The Happy Eater 🙂




17 Comments Add yours

  1. beetleypete says:

    Great bird shots, FR. Sorry to hear that you are unwell, and hope you recover soon. Julie is off sick with an awful throat infection. No voice, and a persistent cough.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete, had a banging headache for past 3 days and ibuprofen ineffective, hopefully it will go soon. Best wishes to Julie for speedy recovery.

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      1. beetleypete says:

        I am sorry to hear that. Maybe it was the heat? Cooler now.

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      2. Still got it so don’t think it was the heat, think I’ve pulled my neck muscles as they hurt and then my head follows, blah not going to bang on, it’ll sort itself out, cheers Pete. 😊

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  2. Wonderful shots!Oh busy feeder….my sparrow mammies are starting to look like that too…jealous of your Bullfinches…and you Coal Tit!

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    1. 😊😊 but you’ve got the prize with your finches, would love to see those on my tree.

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      1. They are good..three this morning!Unless one of the chicks developed rapidly!Must posy more pics…still want Bullfinches…and Coal Tits though 😀

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      2. Three! That’s greedy, send one over 😊

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  3. Jay says:

    That first guy looks pensive and sated. What a lovely little cafe you’ve got there!

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    1. Thanks Jay, they make me smile. 😊


  4. I really need to work on my bird photography so I can get everyone some good shots of the birds at our feeders – it’s a rainbow out there these days!

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      1. My mom got my dad a really cool binocular/iPhone combo for Father’s Day. I think that would be great for taking the pics!

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      2. Sounds interesting! Can’t imagine how you’d strap your iphone to binoculars 😳😊

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      3. There are (per my quick review of Amazon) a whole lot of ways to do it! I definitely need to get one of these.

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  5. Dina says:

    Have you seen your Doc about your headache by now? Please do!
    Hope you feel better soon. ❤

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