Thursday, 18 February 2010

Thursday 18th.February 2010

After yesterday's blue skies and sunshine , today was absolutely abysmal , with fog , drizzle and long periods of steady rain . Now , I'm not one for pointing the finger , but such a dramatic change must be down to someone putting the mockers on the weather , and he knows who he is .
So I spent most of the day sorting photographs , and every now and again , having a look out of the window , but most of the time , there were only Woodpigeons either hoovering up everything on the ground , or sitting waiting on the neighbour's fence to get a look in . The other often viewed species was the Grey Squirrel , this one being one of at least 3 frequenting the feeders all day . I think even the Rose Ringed Parakeets got fed up with the rain , keeping well under cover whilst they fed . Didn't see any Goldfinches today , unusually , but there were good numbers of Greenfinches , some arriving in pairs to feed . Most numerous Finch , as usual , was the Chaffinch , and even in the terrible light today , the male coming into breeding colours is certainly a striking bird . The best sighting , and the worst shot of the day , was a brief visit from the female Blackcap . She sat nice and still whilst I got the camera ready , then got spooked by 3/4 Jackdaws , swooping down from the roof . As the shutter went so did she as you can see from her tail .
As I post this , it is still tipping down , so I hope there won't be anyone putting the mockers on tomorrow's weather , it can be bad enough on it's own .

5 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Sorry Mate!!

Tomorrow is gonna be a cracker. :-)

ShySongbird said...

At least you only had rain, we had snow all day!

Nice photos, the Parakeet made me smile, it looked like it was coming out from under a trapdoor.

Phil Sharp said...

Don't worry Greenie i'm not going to mention the W word......you know the word I mean.
Having trouble with squirrels myself at the moment, don't mind the odd one in the garden but they are mob handed at the moment.

Dean said...

"Now , I'm not one for pointing the finger , but such a dramatic change must be down to someone putting the mockers on the weather , and he knows who he is."

And i was going to say "point that finger, Greenie"
But it looks like the culprits owned up.

Celestine said...

thank you for your blogging. It cheers me up when I can't get out into the wild myself. Just everything is fascinating.