Friday, January 18, 2013

Big and small visitors to our house

Poland is covered in snow, I suppose that not only Poland...




Believe or not but there is a pond.

Everyday I watch the birds eating. Anytime I go for the camera they surprisingly disappear. Today I've hidden myself behind the curtain and managed to take some photos.


A very rare visitor to the feeder:
Hawfinch (coccothraustes coccothraustes; grubodziób)


 Two greenfinches (carduelis floris; dzwoniec)

A greenfinch and a hawfinch in the house on the right

And here's a real tiger :)

 She wants to come inside...

 she's knocking to the balcony door :)

29 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Such lovely winter photos. I personally have never experience winter, the closest being fall, at around 7 degrees (in Japan and Germany) during my working days. Nice bird house u have there. A tiger in the house, eh!

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    1. Winter is nice but only on a photograph :) In a real life it is very tiring unfortunately. Everyday you have to clear snow from the pavements, it's uneasy job to do. But.. soon, it's only two months to spring!
      You probably have real tigers in Malaysia! :)
      Greetings from snowy Poland!

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    2. I've never associated winter as tiring before - never occurred to me of having to clear the pavements! Must be back-breaking. Yes, we do have tigers here, real ones! We here have to visit a snow-house to experience snow. Greetings too from sunny and sometimes rainy Malaysia!

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  2. So did you let her in?

    I'm envious of your hawfinch.

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    1. Of course I let her in! She's such a nice cat! :)
      The hawfinch flies to eat sunflower seeds. I read on the Internet that because of its thick beak it can eat things which are hard to split. So I scattered some pumpkin seeds, I thought the hawfinch will like it, but no.. all what it eats from the feeder is sunflower seeds! All the birds in the feeder are crazy about sunflower seeds :)

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    1. Yes, they are, it's so fun to watch them how they eat :)

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  4. Grubodzioba dawno nie widziałam :). Twój kotek jest słodki. Pozdrawiam.

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    1. Ja na żywo zobaczyłam go pierwszy raz tej zimy :) Kotek na szczęscie woli się leniuchować w domu niż latać za ptaszkami.

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  5. Grubodziub jest zadziwiający. Do niedawna nawet nie wiedziałam o jego istnieniu.
    Pozdrawiam

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  6. Wow, such beautiful winter images. It's fun watching the birds to feed; you took nice pictures.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for visiting!

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  7. Lovely snowy pictures - we have snow here too - nice to see Hawfinch - they are not very common in the UK - I have never seen one in the garden - we mainly have gold and green finches which are very colourful.

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    1. Greenfinches are also very common in Poland even in the suburbs where I live, but goldfinches are usually seen outside the cities, I've never seen any in my garden. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Cute little tiger! :) Even though the birds scatter when you come out, I know they are very happy that you keep them fed. The snow is beautiful.

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  9. Especially in the morning, I see the birds sitting on the highest branches and careful watching me and waiting for their breakfast :) Thanks for visiting and following!

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  10. Świetne zdjęcia, szczególnie te czarno-białe i oczywiście z ptaszkami :)
    Zima też ma swoje uroki, szczególnie na zdjęciach, choć nie tylko.
    Pozdrawiam ;)

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    1. Dziękuję i również pozdrawiam :)

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  11. We are covered in snow too, Dewberry. The bird photos are lovely. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Jesteśmy w śniegu też Dewberry. Fotografie ptaków są piękne. Dziękuję za odwiedzenie mojego bloga.

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  12. Adorable birds and cat! I'm happy to find your blog today. Will be your new follower:)

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    1. Thank you! :) Greetings from snowy Poland!

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  13. I guess it was your lucky day getting the bird photos. They are always flying away when ever I get too close to my feeders. Nice looking cat!

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    1. Yes, a lucky day indeed :)They're very timid. Maybe if I had a better camera with a better zoom I could take good photos from a longer distance.

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