Friday, 29 January 2010

Friday at the Flicks (Early Pheasant, Wet Pigeons, Singing Robin)

It was too dark for the Canon but just about light enough for the camcorder when this pheasant visited early one morning.

The Wood Pigeon shown a couple of days ago feeding in the rain was joined by two more. I was fascinated by the way the one on top of the feeder kept trying to persuade the one below that it was time to change places.

One dull day, as the light was fading, a Robin stayed on one of his favourite perches while I sneaked the camcorder outside to capture a bit of his song.

Once the distant dog had finished barking I could also hear a Coal Tit in the background.

Big Garden Birdwatch
It was great to see the BBC have been promoting the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. I have no doubt that many thousands of British gardens will be carefully watched and bird visitors counted, It only takes one hour on either Saturday or Sunday. Details can be found by following the link on the RSPB website HERE.


  1. Hi John, I just can't ever imagine seeing a Pheasant in my garden! However, the Woodies behave in exactly the same way in mine, they are so funny to watch.

    I loved the Robin singing and wouldn't have known that was a Coal Tit in the background, I am hopeless at identification by song/voice, no matter how hard I try :)

  2. Hello Jan. Nor could I until fairly recently. I think it was the one I often see across the lane in the old orchard.

    The Robin wasn't in best form but at least I managed to film it for a change. Let into a secret - I had to check a few sound files to identify the Coal Tit ;)


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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