Sunday, 9 January 2011

Lights, camera, action!

"You don't take a photograph, you ask, quietly, to borrow it." (Author unknown)

I have a new camera! :) It is a Panasonic DMC-TZ10 and although I am only just starting to find my way around with it I am enjoying every minute! I was in the 'bird cinema' earlier (the far end of the lounge where we've turned around one of the sofas to face the patio doors for viewing purposes) and I took a couple of snaps of a great tit.

Great Tit 1 Great Tit 2

Today we have seen: blue tits, great tits, coal tits, long-tailed tits, dunnocks, robins, collared doves, starlings and blackbirds in the garden. I also think I saw a great spotted woodpecker though it didn't stay around long enough for me to get a good look. I am hoping (s)he will return so that it ceases to be a UFO! ;)

Staying on the bird theme, here is a little ditty about a pelican that I found and made me smile:

A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill will hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I'm damned if I see how the helican
(Dixon Lanier Merritt)

Just a little post today as I'm exhausted after a busy weekend. More knitting updates in the next post. Looking forward to next weekend already though :) Have a great week.

Until next time,



  1. I was watching birds on a feeder today too ( unfortunately not mine ) there were about a dozen long tailed tits - gorgeous

  2. We were watching rainbow lorikeets from a friends deck yesterday. It was so fascinating to see them.

  3. Love the little birdie photographs Gem. You're really going to have some fun with your new blog now!

  4. I love watching the birds outside our sitting room window, I never ever get bored of their comings and goings, and whenever I see a blue tit it feels like a real treat! They're just so pretty. The Sparrows are my favourite, so plucky and characterful! Love Vanessa xxx