Waiting Their Turn

We have now watched half the episodes of The Crown Series 2. My general impression is unchanged.

Much of the morning today was spent getting us back on line. The details are boring.

On another dull day the birds made full use of the feeders.

Sparrows tend to dominate in the front garden,

although they do occasionally allow the tits a look in.

The heavier wood pigeons and sparrows who cannot find room above find easy peckings from what has been tossed aside by the messy feeders.

Eventually Ron was able to take a turn on his own special feeder usually commandeered by voracious sparrows;

while the long tailed tits left a little for Nugget.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s spicy pasta arrabbiata with sautéed peppers, onions, and mushrooms with which she drank Diet Coke and I drank more of the Valréas.


  1. I am sorry about your internet travails. Non functioning tech is very frustrating becuase it is so hard to find out what is wrong and what to do about it.

      1. That’s interesting. I have noticed differences in behaviour between birds but not been able to identify my Nuggets from my Rons.

        1. It is really territory that is the key. You may have noticed that Ron is rather slimmer than Nugget – because Ron lives in a field across the road, whereas Nugget has established himself in our back garden. Otherwise robins are virtually identical.

          1. I see ? I dare say I haven’t noticed which pigeon is which because their territory is elsewhere. They just use my pond and fences for ablutions and socialising.

  2. More tech problems? This is an ongoing nightmare! I think it is probably just as well you can focus through the lens of your camera on birds feeding just to give yourself a little light relief! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  3. We’ve just gone through a terrific storm, but throughout the whole deluge, the birds, redbirds and sparrows, kept feeding at the backyard feeder. Voracious fellows!
    Loved the pictures.

  4. When I first looked at this post earlier today, I was a little envious of all your birds. Then, this afternoon, a wren and a number of chickadees finally found my platform feeder. The chickadees have been coming and going all afternoon — I’m more limited in what I can provide, but I may attract a few after all. Your photos of the birds are so good — eventually, I may be able to get a decent photo of a chickadee, but I want to give them some time to get accustomed to the feeders, first.

  5. Oh Derrick, so many beautiful bird enjoying their feed……. …………………..so many birds have perished here…………….

  6. Glad to see my friends Nugget and Ron are still around. What an amazement to me. I need to pay more attention to the birds that are in my yard. Perhaps I have similar devoted friends.

  7. Hello,
    I just discovered your blog and I find the stuff quite interesting. I like to read and write about life and I really like these bird feeders. Hmm.. I’ll also write about birds in my home.
    Thank you for giving me idea 🙂

  8. UGHS on internet problems. 🙁
    I’m sure seeing all of these lovely birds and photographing was a joy for you!
    And getting to see them tonight is a joy to me. (It’s been a challenging few days for me.)
    HUGS for the UGHS!!! 🙂

  9. The internet is our window on the world nowadays so outages, however short, are quite irksome. Glad you were able to get back online to share these wonderful feeding station shots and their visitors. It’s always fascinating to watch them. I can hear ‘our’ sparrows chirping outside as I type this 🙂

  10. Messy feeders! If you ever have a dunnock at a feeder, they are quite capable of throwing twenty food items on the floor until they find one that meets their exacting standards of shape, colour and consistency.
    Wood pigeons do quite a good job cleaning up as they prevent rats, as do urban foxes here in the city.

  11. It sounds like a dreary day, but I’m glad you found amusement in watching the birds at the feeders–and shared it with us.
    We have a feeder at our kitchen window, where I’ve observed “pecking order” really is a thing. 🙂

  12. Those tits are lovely little things. They look a bit like exotic finches. I don’t think we have them here, or we call them something completely different, but I have never seen the bird in the photo…

      1. And we really have no idea if any of that happened that way. I think it’s rude really. Leave them alone already. A lot of them never asked for this and yet all their life is dragged out for everyone to analyze. Sad.

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