Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Winter visitor



We don't get many birds in our garden but this one was brave enough to have a look around. I'm not sure about the name but I think it's a Fieldfare.

24 comments:

storyteller said...

Hard to imagine birds in such cold snowy wintry weather ... love all your photos here but the middle one is my favorite. What an expression!
Hugs and blessings,

Happyone :-) said...

Looks like those thick feathers are keeping him toasty warm!

Donna said...

Awwwwwwwww!! He looks like he could do with a Jacket!!
Fantastic photo Dick!! As usual!
hughugs

Dina said...

Wonderful shots of the cutie, all puffed up like that.

Leni Qinan said...

He looks a bit upset at you in the second pic, hahaha. I wonder if he lives in a warm and cosy nest and just visits humans to announce better weather. ;)

jeannette stgermain said...

His colors show up beautifully in the snow!

Vaggelis said...

i hope that he will find something to eat. wonderful captures

alie said...

Dag Dick.

Ja hoor, je hebt gelijk het is een kramsvogel. Deze vogels komen van de Oostelijke en Noordelijke gebieden in grote groepen momenteel naar ons land o.a. omdat het hier "warmer "voor ze is. Ze trekken door tot Belgie en tot het noorden van Frankrijk. Mooie foto's. Heb ze zelf ook in de tuin, soms wel 10 tegelijk. Groeten, Alie

Amrita said...

Lovely to have a visitor like that. Great photos

Nihal said...

Hey Dick, your comment made me smile:) It seems snow liked Texel very much:) Do not forget to feed your lovely visitors, put also some olive oil among bits of bread for a lightly eat.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

A lovely set of pictures of the visiting thrush.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Nice close bird shots! :-D

thyme said...

Wat een grappige vogel, ik lees hierboven dat de nederlandse naam kramsvogel is, maar ik had er nog nooit van gehoord en ik geloof ook niet dat ik er wel eens een gezien had!
Mooie foto's weer op je blog!

thyme said...

PS is het een soort lijster? Dan ken ik hem wel!

Ted Roth said...

Lovely light and nice, sharp images.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Dick,
nice this Big Belly birds, and yes I agree (with your comment on my blog)I don't mind when the snw would disappear , snow is nice for photography but sun is better. :)

JoAnn /Holland

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I like this bird. From the front, and if his feathers were more black, he cold pass as a Starling over here. But I don't think it is.

I had a good time today watching and taking pictures of the resident Sharp-shinned hawk learning how to hunt. It is not easy for these young birds to find meals and they miss a few until they get the grab down pat.

He is less than 6 inches wide. And about 10 inches tall not counting the tail. A small bird but a great one.

Kerri said...

Oh Dick - he is lovely! And you captured him beautifully!!! Very well done!!

And thank you so much for the comments on my blog! I don't get around as often as I should but am trying to do better at that :)

Dick said...

Leni - If he was be able to speak he would probably say "mind your own business".

Thyme - Ja hij hoort bij de lijsters.

Abraham - It's a "thrush"

Kerri - I like to visit your blog your pictures are great.

RuneE said...

I especially liked the second one - you have the eyes just right.

Coca Cutie said...

I don't know what it is but you shoot it beautifuly!

Anna said...

Hey Dick, send those nice puffy visitors over, lol. Excellent capture. Thanks for sharing. Anna :)

dot said...

What cute little fat birds. Ya'll must feed the birds good on Texel.

Reader Wil said...

Het is inderdaad een kramsvogel, wat Thyme reeds op merkte. Mooie foto's!