January 27, 2008

Birdwatching report 2008

Weather this weekend was not very helpful for birdwatching. Yesterday very strong wind, today nice in the morning - the above picture was taken abt 10.oo am. In the afternoon winter came - see picture below. I was thinking, that I will not be able to report any birds around - what a strange feeling that would be. But no! I proudly report that I traced some of the feather fellows around. Unfortunately it is very poor result.

It was:
* 3 rooks flying around - happy the wind got weaker,
* 1 great tit - came to birdfeeder,
* 2 european magpie - flying around - they live here and since 3 years I see them nesting in pines.

Magpies especially like to interact with Atomik. Sometimes I hear unusual sounds in the garden, look through the window, and seeing Atomik and magpie on the top of the tree and 'screaming' at each other. Atomik is making 'phhhhhia...!!' and they make their 'kraaaa!!' - it looks pretty hillarious, cos none of them wants to run away...


Strawberry Lane said...

What a tranquil, lovely photo of the snow scene.

Piondröm said...

Nice to see your garden in Poland.
I see that you have almost the same wearher as we have in Sweden,
One day snow and the ather day rain.
it to aoon but I whant spring...now!
Regards Ken from Sweden

Clayton said...

And last night and today we are under cold windy weather and some snow here near Saskatoon. Every bird is hiding out for sure! Except maybe the magpie as he is building a new shelter in old shelter belt on the east side of our yard.

Linda Lunda said...

Hi there.... Werry nice blogg. I found your blogg when I read piondröms blogg. It´s fun to look upp new and exating bloggs.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

How beautiful! Your gardens and land and photography is a haven for us to visit! Thank you for sharing your photos, and your kitties.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

LOL, birds and cats talking? My kittycats are mostly singing to the birds that they want to catch them and eat them and stuff like that.

It was still nice that you had some birds to count in your garden Ewa.

Love that pretty pond of yours!

Ewa said...

Strawberry Lane,
I agree with you that this winter photo, despite its a winter, makes really cosy impression. It looks also like painting to me - thanks to that heavy snow flocks falling.

Warm welcome to my blog - I hope to see you more often :)
Your garden looks very beautiful - and I reaalllly like the idea that it is close. Actually I think your garden is closest to mine.

So you also had wind - here in Poland it was extraordinary strong. That's a pitty, cos it ruined some houses in south of Poland.
It also influenced the final results of birdwatching in Poland - I wonder how much it will be different than last year. I will publish the results in my blog.

Linda Luna,
Warm welcome to my blog, thank you for nice words and hope to see you more often here :)

The Giraffe head Tree,
Warm welcome and thank you for nice words. I hope to see you here again :)

Yolanda Elizabet,
Especially Atomik likes to have 'serious' talk with magpies - I hope this year somehow I can show it here.

Greetings to all visitors :)

Strawberry Lane said...

Ewa ...
Thank you so much for your kind words about our sweet Kayla. They sure helped!

jodi said...

Even though there weren't a lot of birds around, it was a fun exercise, and your photo is wonderful--very soothing. Hopefully the weather improves for you too, soon.

Victoria Cummings said...

Ewa - You were so right about the comments you left for me about the wind. It is invisible and out of control- no wonder it can be scary. How connected it makes me feel to know that across the ocean, you are experiencing the same windy weather - just like we all see the same full moon.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Ewa ... this is my first time here, your blog is wonderful !
I love the pictures of your cats : )
The pond is so pretty and wow to the snowy picture !
I'm happy to have found your site ! Thank you !

Linda Lunda said...

Hi Ewa! Thank you for your comment in my blogg. I have put in an litle Englich text now there for you.....

Salome's Mom said...

You have a beautiful blog. I came across it from Paris Parfait. I too have a soft spot for birds. I have a gold and blue Macaw and an African Grey.


Salome's Mom said...

Ewa, I want to plant a Japanese garden. I live in the Florida Keys so it is very rough land. A lot of coral and sand. I think a Japanese garden would be possible. The only thing I have growing here with success are orchids. I am going to add your blog to my links if you don't mind.


guild-rez said...

Hi Ewa,
thank you for your visit and your comment.
The bird count is very important. I am taking notes about our bird migration during the last 20 years.
This allows me to see which of the species is not doing to well or don't come to my garden anymore. Right now I see a large decrease in insect eating birds because of the disappearence of open fields and grassy areas. Indeed a very sad story..
cheers from Canada

Layanee said...

Ewa: I love your pond and also the cat TV post. Great shots!

Hanneles Paradies said...

So nice snow photo.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Even if you don't have lots of birds your garden is beautiful even during winter. I don't know how the birds could resist visiting.

M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) said...

What a beautiful pond. But, oh, that photo of snow makes me shiver. It's wonderful to be able to learn about your garden in a place so different than my own.

lintys said...

Hi again Ewa!
Thank you for visiting my new blog. I am new to reading blogs and new to gardening blogs especially. I love your blog. Your photos are so beautiful. Your gardens are inspiring. I have a friend here who came from Poland about 10 years ago. She still gets very homesick. She gardens on her apartment balcony. I'll tell her about your blog. I think she will love it, and it will remind her of home.