Pictures of Wildlife in your Back Garden

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    After seeing such cracking pictures sent in by other members I am loth to tender this one but it seem that I was amused enough at the time to reach for my camera.

    The fence seen from our kitchen window is often the the scene of dispute by local squirrels.

    These two were just about have a right set-to over who had right of way :D
     

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  2. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Hedgehog poo spotted in garden today so plate of mealworms left out tonight.

    They like cat food also. We've kept a few over winter in several years - if they wake up in a warm spell and are less than 600 grams, they won't survive the winter. But they are smelly ungrateful things!
    We try to avoid putting any ground food out now as the rats take it. However our local song thrush has found the courage to visit the bird table - when the blackbirds are not around.
    Also recycle the horse hair- they use if for nests. Rather comical to see a blue tit with a gob full of horse hair! Sorry no photo though.
     
  3. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Taken last weekend after cutting the grass.
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  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    One more of the Robin and the other taken yesterday.
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  5. rachel-E

    rachel-E Senior Member

    Here is the little fella that spent last summer being fed dug up worms off the kids.. I wonder why he kept coming back lol !

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  6. rachel-E

    rachel-E Senior Member

  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Excellent pics :)
     
  8. rachel-E

    rachel-E Senior Member

    Cheers Andy ;o).. I love photography but i'm not great at it yet. I take about 100 pics and get about 5 decent ones lol.. I want to do a course so i take 100 and get 95 good ones ;o)..

    I've got a canon powershot sx10 IS ... It's great but i'd love a dslr at some point ..
     
  9. dovermarine

    dovermarine Senior Member

    The resident blue tits feeding the young.
     

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  10. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    Wanted to post some pics of the group of Lions in the back of my house... but it seems that they are out for hunting.
     
  11. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    These little fellows who appeared in the "back yard" of our last camping site, remain unidentified, but they were certainly hungry !

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  12. Fireman

    Fireman Discharged

    Great photos Drew. We also used to attract all sorts of wildlife to our Basque garden including Vultures would you believe! Then my wife fed a wild cat one stormy night just before we went on holiday. When we returned the aforsaid wild cat was still on our doorstep along with three fabulous kittens a week or two old. A quick visit to the vet for four lots of 'steriliastion' and viola! we have a wonderful feline family. The problem now is of course that they slaughter anything that moves in the garden! We have stopped feeding the birds of course but there are some Redstarts, blue tits, Troglydites(wrens) and Robins which continue to nest every year and insist on playing some form of Russian roulette with the cats. In addition I usually manage to save, literally from the jaws of death, three or four voles and field mice each week. The only things that are safe seem to be the Hedgehogs, I wonder why!!!
     
  13. Jack-a-row

    Jack-a-row Junior Member

    Me looking at a deer through my kitchen window. It happens quite often. Sometimes there is two deers.

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  14. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    Do they have a tendency to help themselves to your garden plants ?
    In my area they are a true nuisance, along with the moose.
     
  15. Steve G

    Steve G Senior Member

    These little fellows who appeared in the "back yard" of our last camping site, remain unidentified


    Stormbird; Was that somewhere around the south west of USA? Only, while the black and white, thrush like bird has me completely stumped, for the lower one, my money's on Lucy's Warbler. Vermivora luciae.

    Tearing my hair out over the other one. Rough location might offer up a clue? Dunno. I can't pin it down as anything US or European. Doing my head in! :lol:
     
  16. Jack-a-row

    Jack-a-row Junior Member

    Do they have a tendency to help themselves to your garden plants ?
    In my area they are a true nuisance, along with the moose.

    It's not really my garden, I live in an apartment. But they do eat the plants , but mostly they just relax. It's funny how close to the city those deers are, I live 15-20 minutes away from Stockholm city.
     
  17. pamela

    pamela Junior Member

    ok bout time you had some aussie animals on here, will get my camera out soon. We have got kangaroo wallabies poteroos bettongs and bandicoots in the bush out the back yard and a couple of ring tail possums living in the tree out front. We've also got tasmanian devils, yes they are real (not the walt disney type). We get white cockatoos, galahs crows rosellas green mountain parrots black jays and some really large black mountain parrots. A lot are nocturnal but will do my best to get some photos soon.

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  18. pamela

    pamela Junior Member

    Forgot about the kookaburras, might manage to get a photo of them during the day. The snakes and blue tongued lizards have hibernated for the winter thank goodness. Winter is here now so we get red robbins too, not as pretty as the uk ones though.

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  19. MrEd

    MrEd Observer

    couple of mine, an insect shot and a robin]

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  20. Steve G

    Steve G Senior Member

    Stormbird; We have a Reeezulltt!!! :D

    Following some nifty footwork behind the scenes here, " Information Received " and all that ..... The brilliant people over at Surfbirds Forum cracked it wide open for us. (Special credit to their Pierre - Andre and Yoav)

    I am delighted to be able to reliably advise ye that ye can now add male and female Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) to ye 'World List'.

    Best of all? Fact that they are both carrying insects says that they were feeding a brood :) (Managed to sort That bit out for myself). Male is the 'Black' bird.

    Howzaat!!!!! :lol:
     
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