As I briefly mentioned in yesterday's post, Kelly took a couple of photos of my birdy friends for me. They aren't the best of photos (or so Dad and Kelly say) because they had to be done through the kitchen window since the birds didn't seem to aprove of Kelly being out in the back garden with them. And we only got two of the birds, because the Robins and Bluetits had either just had breakfast and then gone, or not visited us yesterday (not sure which). But these two are my most regular visitors anyway. :)
This first photo is a male Blackbird. This little fellow is the bird I mentioned in yesterday's post who I have my discussions and arguments with. My Dad says he's definately a "he" and my Dad's usually really good with birds. Plus, he double checked on the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) website.
Dad says he's not surprised I couldn't tell if it was a Crow, a Raven, or some other kind of black bird, because the difference is in the size more than anything.
Also, Dad says that - judging by the description of it - the bird I'm pretty sure is a Magpie does sound like a Magpie to him. He can't be 100% certain without a photo (and right now the Magpie bird doesn't want a photo taken of it). But if he had to hazard a guess then he'd go with Magpie too.
This little guy is a Chaffinch (Dad says he's also male). He's a VERY regular visitor. I think he may have his nest in the trees bordering one side of our garden.
He sings beautifully and is almost always singing away in our back garden. It's comforting hearing his chirpy little songs. :)
He's pretty much the only one of the birds who doesn't fly off if someone makes a noise or moves quickly in the garden.
Anyway, just thought I'd share these photos with you. :)