Some Jays, A Greenfinch and A Stork’s Nest (Weekly photo challenge – Big)

14 Oct

1    For the last days we have been watching several beautiful jays fleetingly in our garden. They always seemed to have something big in their beaks. Looking them up in the bird book we learned that they love acorns. Today we realised that they are getting their acorns from over the road and while they are still elusive to catch on camera, I just managed to get a couple in the oak tree. You’ll have to look carefully to find them!

The elusive Jays

2    A little Greenfinch has been at the window feeder. I managed this photo from about 3 metres away from the kitchen and through the window.

Goldfinch at the window feeder

3   As this is mostly a bird post, I thought I’d include this one of a stork and its enormous nest taken in Spain last year, for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge of Big.

Big nest on big columns!


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11 responses to “Some Jays, A Greenfinch and A Stork’s Nest (Weekly photo challenge – Big)

  1. Androgoth

    October 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Those birds will nest anywhere these days 🙂 lol

    Andro xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      It was fun spotting the nests in crazy places! 🙂

  2. gwynnem

    October 15, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Or Maybe I mean “greenfinch”? Oops. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Indeed! Thank you 🙂

  3. gwynnem

    October 15, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Your goldfinch photo is perfect.

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you for this! I’ve had a look at all the others too – some great photos there. Cheers 🙂

  4. valeriedavies

    October 14, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Lovely one!

  5. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    October 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    love all three – so special! only saw one bird in the top pic–will have to keep looking

  6. Shelagh

    October 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Haven’t put any bird seed out yet, waiting for the bears to hibernate! Apparently they can smell black oil sunflower seed up to two miles away. Two years ago they destroyed my feeders, so I shall wait.

  7. Choc Chip Uru

    October 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Bird watching is such a beautiful past time 😀

    Choc Chip Uru


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