Good Evening

Another uneventful day, although again there was a pleasant sunset developing around our estate. I had the usual visit of our carers for Mr. Swiss. This time a nurse also came along as the girl that was dealing with Mr Swiss was learning. My husband seemed to be a little tired today, although so was I.

There was another new bird in the garden today and I have no idea what it was. It seemed to be bigger than the blackbird and preferred to observe perched on a tree branch.

This robin also appeared. I had never seen such a fat robin, but I think he was showing off by puffing up his feathers. It was a cold day, but pleasant with plenty of sun.

The robin eventuallly moved on to have a drink of water, still puffed up. Perhaps he wanted to impress a lady robin, after all Spring is hopefully just around the corner.

One of the local cats, joux-joux, also appeared but not finding any available bird life decided to move on.

A tit was watching the events from a tree branch and that was my excitement for the day.

This evening I will probably have an early night. There is no washing to be done, just the dishwasher to use. I completed my shopping order to be delivered on Friday morning from the local supermarket and am all set for the week-end.

And now to leave you all for my evening. See you around

15 thoughts on “Good Evening

  1. Uneventful is good. That robin is a pretty one. I don’t see too many robins here–mostly cardinals and blue jays, which is always interesting. Luckily, they are out in the morning when the cats are not in the backyard.

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      • American Robins (related to your Blackbirds) are a reasonably common backyard bird here, and, food availability being a factor, may be around all year long. The so called “first robin of spring” is an event many look forward to, though that bird may have been the last robin on December 31st of one year and the first robin on January 1st of the next! https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Robin/id

        The Blue Jay is a bit of a feeder hog, and hunters and birders alike tend to find them a bit tiresome be3cause they warn the entire forest/backyard inhabitants that danger’s co9meing by calling out “JAY!! JAY! JAY!” I personally enjoyed watching them invade the feeding areas, stuffing as may peanuts in their beaks as possible after scaring off all the little birds with their deceptive call of “JAY! JAY! JAY!” so they could take the goodies! https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue_Jay/id

        Northern Cardinals are mostly Eastern US birds, though their range is moving westward. I live in the Nebraska Panhandle of the USA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska_Panhandle
        While I never see them, many Panhandle birders have seen and photographed them in my town and others even closer to the western border with Wyoming. They are handsome birds I have seen and heard in the field farther east of here, and I hope to see them, finally, in my backyard!
        https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Cardinal/id

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        • We see our robins throughout the year, but they are mainly known for their Winter visits. The Chritnas cards often feature their photos. Our jay is somewhat different to the American Jay
          and we only see them now and again. A cardinal is something special for our colder climate.

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