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Come Dine With Me

No way can I capture the wonderful bird images the experts post on this site but thought you might like to see a few of the visitors we are keeping in good nick during these tough days weatherwise. We reckon we have around 250 Bramblings alone and we had 14 Pheasants in the garden this morning. Lucky us, even if bankrupt!!! At times it feels like feeding the biblical 5000 but in truth it's a privilege and a pleasure!

All 4 images were taken through the double glazing in the computer room and the white marks are from where the snow had landed on the glass.

Special thanks are due to both barbarahirst and taggart for their generous UAs which they gave to Jack Frost, Artist Supreme.

Tags: General Pheasant Wildlife and nature Bramblings and others

Voters: CarolG, jaktis, Frase and 78 more

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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
10 Feb 2013 4:47PM
What a wonderful array of feathered friends you have captured here, Ann, and good on you for providing them with a restaurant to visit every day Smile Carol

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jaktis 15 84 Sweden
10 Feb 2013 4:48PM
Looks crowded and a bonus with the flyer

Tibetan 7 3 England
10 Feb 2013 5:00PM
Plenty of nice birds there Ann, as said the flyer is a bonus, I'd be quite happy with those shots through the glass, and the pheasant shot is respectable if you consider your not sitting in a hide almost next to them for a few hours, so well done you!, like all the shots, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
8 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 5:02PM
A wonderful wintery picnic, although the Finches are rather beautiful and certainly charming, I really have a soft spot for Pheasants

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
gingerdelight 12 298 11 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 5:33PM
Well done on some great captures and also on keeping the hungry hoards fed!
10 Feb 2013 5:35PM
nice to see lots of them like the pheasant two 4 lovely shots. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
lesliea 9 2 Australia
10 Feb 2013 5:40PM
very nice images Ann well captured.
Allen, Smile
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
10 Feb 2013 5:47PM
I like the bird flying away in v1
tamarisk 6 2
10 Feb 2013 5:56PM
I think it's really good, wish I could get one like that especially through glass
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
10 Feb 2013 6:00PM
Lucky you I've never seen such a huge flock of bramblings in all my life and have them visit my garden too! What a joy it must have been to view these from your window
NeilWigan 9 17 16 England
10 Feb 2013 6:13PM
I have seen these flocks on our visits and thought they were chaffinches,thanks for putting me right.
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
10 Feb 2013 6:36PM
Some must be telling their pals where the best feeding station in the Borders is sited, Ann, when you get as many visitors as this: must be quite expensive too as you indicate.
tomcat 13 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 6:53PM
On the next train up, AnnWink

Bramblings indeedSmile

10 Feb 2013 6:59PM
Lovely set of Images Ann Smile
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
10 Feb 2013 7:15PM
So good of you to feed them--- has to be fun to watch--- wonderful images, Ann!
10 Feb 2013 7:51PM
A lovely set of pictures, very well captured
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2082 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 8:31PM
V3 is my favourite, it has better light than the others.
These pictures, with the table and chairs, remind me of this advertisement....."It's just so hard to get a table".
fificat100 8 5 2 Scotland
10 Feb 2013 9:14PM
Lovely. Now that is what is called a bird table!!SmileSmileSmile

canonfan 9 7 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 9:35PM
Thats some bird table Ann. Lovely set of images
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 10:31PM
Lovely avian candids.
10 10 10 England
10 Feb 2013 11:15PM
Glad to know that you stayed in the warm to capture these delightful pics.
fentiger 18 918 24 England
10 Feb 2013 11:52PM
These are wonderful images of birds in action and will be appreciated as such and are just as relevant as close-ups of birds on sticks.

milky 16 Wales
11 Feb 2013 4:47AM
Stunning set of Birds, Ann amazing bird feeling table-------MilkyWinkWink
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 5:59AM
What a wonderful set of images Ann - so many colourful birds SmileSmile
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 7:19AM
What a lot of birds.....
We also have similar....
And don't they give us so much joy
AnnChown Plus
9 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 7:53AM
How delightful Ann and wonderful that you have all those bramblings! As you point out, it costs a fortune but well done to you for looking after them in this bad weather.
11 Feb 2013 9:25AM
excellent looks very much like a feeding frenzy but they need it for sure

Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 3:44PM
Incredible sight this must be Ann,
I am really envious!!!
well captured images and through the Glass fantastic
AnneWorner 11 620 43 United States
11 Feb 2013 7:36PM
I'm noticing how the snow is also disappearing from frame 1 through frame 4. I also feed the birds and find great pleasure in watching them - that pheasant must really have been a sight in real life!

Mike_Smith Plus
12 576 1 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 7:50PM
i have just been looking at all the Bramblings in this picture amazing thanks for sharing
sable 11 9 7 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 8:16PM
Four very interesting well captured images I love watching the birds in the garden and on the feeders - Elizabeth xx
Billyray 11 70 3 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 9:40PM
A cracking set Ann, in flight meals for oneGrin. I too thought they were finches.
11 Feb 2013 9:51PM
What a cracking set of images and a pheasant too,well done..Lin
What they dine, Ann, on this (dining) table? A nice collection of these birds in a frosty background. - Raja.
PaulLiley 10 2 13 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 8:01PM
Great to see such hungry birds having their feast. Well done for providing that. they need to build their strength up for the mating season. paul
Ayoob 8 Australia
12 Feb 2013 11:47PM
Great set of images ,Ann-well done.........GrinGrinWink
LV426 10 7 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 12:14AM
What a nice little catch you got here.

V1 i saw a certain oriental art work quallity in your image that just popped out.
So i thought to myself,.. why not just do a quick mod.

Nice work.
sparrowhawk Plus
10 276 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 12:59PM
superb shots
1881 7 India
13 Feb 2013 5:34PM
CLASSIC image.

hasslebladuk 9 1 6 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 9:23AM
What great shots you have excellent
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
16 Feb 2013 1:11PM
You are very lucky indeed to have such a wonderful amount of birds in the garden - especially Bramblings.
Super collection -I particularly like V3.
16 Feb 2013 4:50PM
A lovely set of pictures
BarbaraR 13 22 1 England
17 Feb 2013 12:57PM
wow, how super !
Lucky you, I don't think I've ever seen one Brambling.
I especially love V3.
Very well done and good on you for all the feeding.

LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 11:45PM
The biggest bird table I have ever seen with a splendid array of visitors.
21 Feb 2013 3:44PM
Goodness this is wonderful Ann. I have lots of birds coming to feed in my garden but never that many all at once. Good on you for feeding them all and I do like your title!

LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
24 Feb 2013 7:23PM
Excellent Image Set ~ Peter
NobbytheNobster 10 33 5 England
21 Mar 2013 8:35PM
What a brilliant set Ann, you have a good and varied assortment of visitors to your garden...lucky you Wink
Great stuff
Best regards

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