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What lands in your garden

Postby mrdeacon » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:10 pm

I have just seen this lovely little Sparrow in my garden tonight.
So what do you have landing in your garden ?
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Re: What lands in your garden

Postby spike » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:21 am

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Re: What lands in your garden

Postby plbramham » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:50 am

An albino sparrow! - must be rare? I feed the birds too , but I must admit - like Spike, I'm really a Labrador fan,but they cost much more to keep (always hungry!) than the odd handful of bird seed of course!
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Re: What lands in your garden

Postby plbramham » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:06 am

Pix from the garden
The Blackbird used to come tapping on the kitchen window every morning for his "breakfast" ( which he knew was on the tray just inside the window - scroll down on photo and see bread crust on sill inside that he's looking at )
He was badly injured (sparrowhawk or cat I guess) when he was young and had a severe injury to his eye which swelled and went septic ( which went opaque and I guess he lost vision) Anyway I kept leaving food in an "accepted" place and he gathered strength and went on to breed at least another couple of clutches of offspring ( who of course now expect feeding too!)
The blackbird, who I named "Peep" because of the noise he made as soon as I went to the back door, became so tame that he would feed by hand (I know that's not a good thing for wildlife, but perhaps the only reason he survived)and used to follow me round when I was gardening so I could throw him worms.
Sadly he vanished so must now be demised, but I have a flock of his blackbird offspring still
Incidentally the hedgehog is not dead - just surprised by the flash - never knew that they had blue eyes!
Also, I don't live out in the country - just on a normal housing estate on the outskirts of Kendal. Most of you viewing this will know I was a press photographer , but these photos were not taken on "fancy equipment" - just a second hand camera costing £70! (You really CAN get decent photos from cheap equipment if you practice and get to know what you are doing I guess)

" RIP Peep!"

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Re: What lands in your garden

Postby mrdeacon » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:58 pm

I haven't got any photos but at the bottom of my garden I have 5 rabbits.
And NO Spike your cute dog can't come and play :lol:
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