Wednesday, 23 September 2009

It has been a busy day today, but I've been reflecting on the last year. I have learnt so much, but I still have a long, long way to go, and with little spare time. I'm in danger of becoming soppy now, so I'll move on SWIFTLY... as they have :-)
At lunchtime when I came home I was in the garden stocking the feeders and I heard something - very vocal as it flew across, as if it wanted to make it's presence known. I only got a glimpse. I ran to get my bins and fled from the front door (as it headed that way)... I lost it :-(
Having seen a number of Fieldfare in this vicinity last winter I listened to my bird song CD. It sounded like one, but its too early. Maybe just wishful thinking! Anyhow, this got me thinking about another visitor I had in the garden last winter so I thought I would put it up tonight. I've seen the odd Goldcrest throughout the summer, and we had a Goldcrest and a Firecrest visiting the garden through last winter so I'm hoping they return this year...



  1. Anything's possible at this time of year Angie, yes fine on the Goldcrest and Firecrest I ha them in my garden for the first time last year. So hope they will return again.

  2. Thanks Monty. I'm keeping my eyes peeled.

  3. HI Angie.
    Oh I love this guy but they are so hard to take photo of! Here there are in small trees and it is really hard to get them in the open. They should also soon be around Reykjavík for the winter. The first one have been seen already. They spend the summer higher up in the country to breed.

  4. Love this Goldcrest image,top notch.
    Fab shot.

  5. I'd love to have a garden like yours! Must be wonderful to enjoy in your own home with all these visitors! You're so lucky! And I wish you luck with the return of Goldcrest and Firecrest this winter in your garden! In Spanish, these species are also known as "Kinglets" ("Reyezuelos") by the crown of feathers adorning his head! Greetings!

  6. Lovely Goldcrest, wish I had them in the garden

  7. Thank you John, Atanasio, & Sam & Lisa.
    The right combination of food helps. Fingers crossed for the Crests/Kinglets :-)