Hola Bloggies. It’s been a while …..
Spring is in the air and I am attempting to reinvent myself (for about the 100th time). Am now newbe volunteer at local charity shop (aching back). Learner gardener and weed puller supreme (aching back). Wannabe photographer (back to the manual) and best of all, learning to be good Grannie.
I think about blogging excessively. I write dozens in my head. And can never make a decision on which to tackle. So, with relief, I do something entirely different. There are currently plus minus 160 blogs waiting for me to read. And because I love you all, I will do it!! Yes, yes. I will.
I finally found an insect to attempt to photograph (insect???). I had to google the word Macro to find out what it meant. I also went out and bought Sluggem. Hopefully they will not provide further photo opportunities. I am also readressing the camera manual from page 1.
You’ve met Rockin’ Robin, who sings in the tree tops all-a- day long …. He also hangs about the door, yelling at me if I am slow to feed ….
This is the Chaffinch who has become a regular visitor. He wasn’t easy to photograph. always on a mission at ground level – never still for a moment.
And then the Dunnock. There are a pair who have taken up residence – also not easy to photograph for much the same reasons. But I finally got him :-).
The Starling is a pig who can polish off the entire day’s offerings in one short sitting. I’m trying to identify the various bird calls. It doesn’t help that the Starling has three or four calls of his own, plus mimics the calls of a dozen or so other birds.
I like the collared doves. They will pose. And ignore me if I am pottering around…. Think if I devote a bit of time to it – they will get around to feeding from the hand….
The Goldfinch has only visited once – and not to feed. He is busy nest building – I was really lucky to get the shot.
And that’s the lot for the time being. The Magpies (Blues Bros), Mr & Mrs Black Bird, the long tailed Tits and my absolute favourite, the Wren, are regular customers, but refuse to sit still for a photograph.
I lie. My absolute favourite birds that visit my patch are these three, who also refuse to sit still, come to think of it. My Grandbabes.