Saturday, 12 March 2016

The Resident and the Regular Visitors

 I have been taking a rest from blogging just recently firstly because of the difficulty that I had in posting up the last blog and secondly that I have been distracted by the political scene here in Ireland which is still not resolved; Enough though of that.

Better perhaps to  share with you some photo's of our hairy resident Toby and also of our regular visitors.











22 comments:

  1. Pheasants in the garden! Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Simon, I should add that they are perfectly safe from this peasant because he no longer eats poultry :)

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  2. Hi Mel - that's what I was going to say ... oooh - 'peasants' in the garden - I have one in my freezer that I need to eat - I thought Easter sometime ... Blackbird I know, the finch .. what sort is that - I can't see?! ... 'peasants' I can do .. male and female ... as too Toby - he looks special and much fun ..

    Elections - I pass on ... roll on a year - but life might be really awful then ... til then I shall get Knickerbocker Glory and relax ... well sadly can't have one of those, no ingredients to hand ...

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. I can see that you are full of fun today, Hilary :)
      You must have a large freezer to put a peasant in and have become a cannibal too. Does that actually fit in with the Easter message I wonder ??

      The small bird is I think a Blue Tit, there again I might also be wrong, am sure some twitcher will correct me.

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    2. Not that I could by any stretch be called a twitcher Mel but I do believe it be a 'mammarius grandiose' or Great Tit as it known to us peasants. Love the shots of the fur ball my man.

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    3. Thank you putting me right John, all I knew that it was of the Tit family :)
      The fur ball as you called him is about 4 stone in weight! So one of the larger fur balls...

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  3. Toby looks very content. Pheasants are attractive but amongst the dimmest of birds

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    1. Thank you Adrian. Yes Toby is content until he decides to go off courting then it is a different story!
      Well, I can understand what you say about pheasants being dim, except that Cock Pheasant in the photo managed to avoid the hunters.

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  4. Toby and friends are so much better than politics!

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  5. Yes you are correct Mitchell :) !

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  6. Politics! Like watching a Freddy Krueger movie at midnight with all the curtains open! Just damn scary! Garden friends are so much better for the spirit!

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    1. Yes Toni like Michell you are both right and yet politics can also effect the lives of animals and birds as per Monsanto products for example...

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  7. I love your hairy resident. Give him a pat from me.

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    1. I certainly will Pat just as soon as he awakens from slumbering next to the solid fuel stove :)

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  8. Cute fluffy resident !
    I am so envious of your clear and rather close up photos of the pheasants particularly. 'Our' pheasant still visits everyday and my mum spotted a female too (my guess is it was just a hooded crow) ;)

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    1. Glad you like the look of Toby. I told him of what you said and he wagged his tail. Obviously you have made an old dog very happy :)
      Those photo's of the birds were all taken through the cottage windows.
      Thanks for your comment Patricia.

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  9. Hello Mel: I have been having a difficult time blogging too -though have put up posts but I feel I'm not telling my whole truth because of the political scene here in the US and how infuriated and embarrassed I am. Thanks for the happy photos!

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    1. My problems with the technical application of the blog, in posting up photos, the written word and actually publishing the finished article became difficult. So much so I very nearly took my blog elsewhere.
      Thank you for your observations Carol.

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  10. I love your photos Mel! What a beautiful collection of birds! And Toby is lovely too. What do you work on, Mel? If you are trying to post on an iPad, I can understand your frustration. I've just read a blog where the writer says he has started using something called Open Live Writer, so maybe something to try.

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    1. Hello Val! I use as always an iMac of the latest OS and never had any problems until recently, I do know that I am not the only person that has had problems with Blogger and one person was heavily criticised by blogger for their particular language style - so who knows eh ?

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  11. Toby is beautiful, such a cheeky face xxx

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