Saturday, September 2, 2023

A selection of birds

Hello dear Blogger friends. Thank you for your comments on the Fruit Dove I saw in Spain and shared last week. I also struggled to id it and went over to Phil Slade (Another bird blog) and asked his opinion. He also said he couldn't find any reference to it and also imagined it's an escapee from captivity. Thanks Phil!

However, following here below is a selection of birds seen in my garden and when Skabby and I walk on the farm.

Glossy starling
A pair of Egyptian Geese on the farm dam
A Grey heron perched on a branch over the dam

Cardinal woodpecker - the first of the season

I heard this bird while sitting indoors at my desk. I dashed outside with my camera. Creeping across the road between my cottage and Gavin and Janine's house, I prowled the length of their garden fence, head cocked, trying to locate it. I eventually spotted it. Voila!

I'm linking my post to Saturday Critters with Eileen here



  1. Hello Jo,
    Wonderful collection of birds. The geese are a lovely couple and I really love the woodpecker. Great sightings and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

  2. Wow ~ great 'seeing you' ~ haven't connected in a long time ~ Beautiful photos of our feathered friends ~ hugs to Skabby ~ and you too ~ Xos

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  3. so many of your birds are the same as we have here. it is a small very big world

  4. Great critter shots, Jo. Glad to be a friend of Skabby and we all know that treats are part of the system, because TREATS matter. :) Have a great weekend and a fantastic month of September.

  5. Feathered enchantment, one and all.

  6. I like the Glossy Starling Jo. It is a very shiny example for sure.

  7. The woodpecker particularly stands out.


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