Thursday, 16 July 2009

A sweet bird.......


As I gazed from the bedroom window this morning I noticed a bird bouncing across the garden. I knew from experience not to go out, as the bird would take flight without any hesitation. I got my camera and just hoped it would come a little closer. I eventually got one photograph.......click to enlarge.....

A juvenile mistle thrush.....what a lovely surprise.......
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30 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

How sweet. You can see how young it is with all of those spots on its breast. A great way to start the day.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa......they look so cute and kind of funny....
lots of spots indeed.....

Roses and Lilacs said...

He looks a little bit like the Hermit Thrush I've seen here in the US.
Marnie

ShySongbird said...

Now that was a lovely surprise for you, how sweet. The beautiful Song Thrush which serenaded me throughout Spring was eventually taken by a cat, it has saddened me greatly.

Cheryl said...

Hi Marnie....interesting thank you.....

Liz said...

Fantastic to see a Mistlethrush juvenile! We don't seem to get them around here :( But I do have my fingers crossed for the Song thrushes to visit again!

Cheryl said...

Hi Jan....I can understand your sadness.......my heart felt heavy reading your comment.

Sadly the thrush family are an easy target for cats etc....

Perhaps you should just cherish the time she spent with you.....and keep the memory close.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Liz.....song thrush is down in numbers....what good news to hear that they visit you.....they must love your garden.....

Gail said...

How delightful...it makes me think of birds Dickon might call to in A Secret Garden! gail

beckie said...

Cheryl, what a delightful little fellow. He looks kind of lumpy, like his body isn't quite through growing, but he has a teenage attitude. Just look at those eyes. Almost an, 'I dare you to come any closer' look. So glad you had a good start to your day.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Rose said...

What a sweet little bird, Cheryl! I've never seen one of these before...or heard of it, for that matter. You certainly got a great photo of it without even having to leave your house:)

Cheryl said...

Hi Gail.....your comment made me smile...thank you....

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie....I think that you are right....he has not quite filled out yet and he appeared to have a bit of an attitude. He made my day.....

Have a good weekend.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose....yes wasn't I lucky. My bird shots have always challenged me, so this was a delightful start to my day.....

Have a lovely weekend.....

Rusty in Miami said...

Great shot, I am now keeping my camera in the kitchen fully charge and ready for that once a million chance to be at the right place and right time

Cheryl said...

Hi Rusty....good thinking....I try to keep my camera with me at all times now. I have missed so many rare opportunities here....

Naturegirl said...

Cheryl: I sure appreciate you coming by my blog and catching up and for your prayers.
I can see that you are enjoying taking in the beauty of nature that
surrounds you! Sweet little one trying to get its wings.I wish you a wonderful summer.hugs NG

Terrie B x said...

`Beautiful` Cheryl....TFS
I love wandering around your blog ..
So much `beauty`
Hope you and yours are well and enjoying yur weekend :) x

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I do like its coloring and I'm guessing from its beak that it's a bird of prey?

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Oh my goodness what an amazing blessing! He is darling and such a delight to see.
It is so difficult to take photogrpahs of all the darlings that come to call. When I am able to I am delighted.
I also love the darling bird on your header! Birda nd bugs and blooms seems to be whar we are all about! I am behind this week. The weather has turned delightful and I am outside!
Happy Weekend!
Looking forward to safari.
Sherry

Cheryl said...

Hi Naturegirl....my thoughts are very much with you at this time.....
The mistle thrush is a sweet and gentle bird....she can fly now, although it is a little unpredictable.....

May your summer be a peaceful one.......

Cheryl said...

Hi Terrie....yes all fine tku...enjoying the sunshine and showers.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Monica....No it isn't a bird of prey....its one of the songbirds....thrush family.....

I can see why you thought that....the angle of the photograph it does indeed look like a hooked beak....and they say the camera never lies......

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....it is good to hear that you have been outside enjoying the gardens and weather.
We have had sunshine and showers and it has been delightful....I do love summer showers....

It was a pleasure to have the juvenile mistle thrush visit...such a sweet bird....

and the bird on the header is a juvenile male chaffinch....pretty little thing...

C U tomorrow.....

SweetAnnee said...

SWEET

we don't have those birds here.
We do have Thrush
..not seen any in the Singing Woods.

thanks for sharing

Wendy said...

What a nice start to your day! I'm glad you were able to capture this little bird. He does look funny with all his spots,though rather cute.

Cheryl said...

Hi Deena.....is there a wood thrush in your part of the world?? I believe I have read about them at some time.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy.....he does look cute but I must agree a little funny to!!!

Libby said...

How fantastic, we have a couple of thrush's around but its awhile since I've seen a mistle thrush!
Lucky you!!

CIELO said...

A lovely paradise.... I specially liked that last shot of the butterfly with opened wings.... just awesome! and oh, that "Please don't tag me, it makes me grumpy" pic is so funny... Is that you??? Loved it! ;) thanks for sharing your world with us, dear Cheryl... we love you!

cielo