Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lazy Day

More than a week on I think I’m still suffering from post-holiday blues and lazyitis. So when Will said he wasn’t available for ringing, coupled with an overnight layer of ice on the car, I had a lie in until I felt like doing a spot of garden ringing to get back in the swing of normality.

All ringers know that the quickest way to clear a garden chockfull of birds is to put up a mist net, and predictably my previously busy garden went suddenly quiet as the birds took off to neighbours’ peanut and seed hoppers, neatly avoided my freshly filled Niger bait. I caught the usual garden fare, Goldfinch, Blue, Coal and Great Tit plus Blackbirds and House Sparrows old and new, but it’s good to see Goldfinch numbers building up in January and with luck they will bring along a few Siskin and Redpoll soon.

Coal Tit


House Sparrow

And to fill the page, some final bird pictures from Lanzarote. There are also a few non-bird pictures which may raise a smile or provoke a few comments, especially since previous ones proved popular with some blog readers. After this no more pictures from Lanzarote, promise.

Spanish Sparrow

Best Of Pals - Teguise

Street Food - Teguise

Mother-In-Laws Lanzarote Style

Yellow-legged Gull

Audience - Teguise

Collared Dove

Street Entertainer - Teguise

Southern Grey Shrike

Shopping Bag- Puerto Del Carmen

Common Sandpiper



Rohrerbot said...

This is a really fun and diverse post. I think we're all in that mood right now. I don't want to go outside and work, but I have to do it:( I'd rather be hiking right now, but oh well. Love the puppy on top of the mule. Who does this stuff:)?

Kay L. Davies said...

Always love your yardbirds, Phil, but of course the first of the Lanzarote photos captured and enraptured me because of my fondness for yellow dogs!
The final photo looks familiar, Lanzarote's rugged coastline.

Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

I just love the Spanish Sparrow! Lanzarote seems a really good place for vacation. I love the shot where a dog is sitting on the donkey's back, really cute.

Paco Sales said...

Que cara de enfado tenía el jilguero, un excelente reportaje con levitación incluida. Un abrazo Phil

eileeninmd said...

Great post, Phil. I love the garden birds you banded, great shots. I am really enjoying your Lanzarote trip photos. The birds and the street scenes are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Happy Birding!

Ari said...

You surely know how to make your posts very interesting....not only are the birds pics interesting your street pics are no less interesting...relly love it..

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post and photos.

Regards and best wishes

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hi Phil, I have just plain been sick with a cold is my excuse...not fun. Your post warmed me up though, for the warmth of where you visited is very evident. I love the dog and donkey pals, as well as those adoreable little children. Your birds are wonderful and I do believe that those songbirds you caught in your garden are each giving you a once over;)

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