Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Buses


Siskins are like buses, you wait for ages (5 years in my case) for one to turn up and then two come along at once. Well, not quite at once, but nevertheless, this male Siskin was seen on one of my feeders at the weekend, just a few days after seeing a female. This represents a huge increase in the sightings of this bird in my garden, although I haven't seen either bird since.

The Bramblings are still coming, but on Sunday we had 4 of the little beauties, 3 females and 1 male, still not in breeding plumage, but getting more stunning by the day!

Male Brambling

Female Brambling

18 comments:

  1. ...that's like me. For years I've been waiting for an indigo bunting in my yard...and then one actually showed up when I was walking through the dining room, and spied it out the window. Never to see it another day.

    Your bird images are very colorful. Great captures.

    BAD 'Hair' DAY

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    1. Thanks Hootin Anni!
      Always the way, isn't it! At least you saw the Indigo Bunting, that surely is a beauty!
      J

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  2. Two very beautiful visitors John. Cracking Brambling shots.

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    1. Thanks Keith! I am lucky to have had both in my garden!
      J

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  3. Beautiful photos, the wait is normal, only they never come and then appear it in masses.

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    1. Thanks Christian! Yes, finally they have arrived, although not quite in masses.
      J

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  4. We are still getting a couple of Siskin John, but unfortunately no Brambling.
    Lovely images.

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    1. Thanks Roy! The Bramblings seem to have stopped visiting for now too, maybe they have moved on?
      J

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    1. Thanks Neil, they are indeed.
      J

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  6. Lovely photos John. The Bramblings really are colourful little birds. I only saw them fleetingly in my garden this year although to be fair I haven't looked as much as I should lately...too much time spent on the 'puter!!

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    1. Thanks Jan! I have spent too much time looking out of the window just lately, hoping for the weather to warm up and work to improve!
      J

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  7. Hi John,

    I've just found your blog via Jan's at ShySongbird. Love the photos. Am v envious of your bramblings- we don't get them here :-( One of the lovely things for me about blogging is getting to see pictures of the different sorts of birds people get around the country. I'll look forward to more.

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    1. Hi Countryside Tales!
      Thank you for the visit, the kind comment and the 'Follow'. Hopefully you won't get too fed up with the waffle that I put on here! Look forward to having you back at some point!
      J

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  8. Great shots - I still feel a pang of jealously that you get Brambling in your garden!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks Stewart! Don't get too jealous, not with what you get down under! ;)
      J

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