I took some of these bird photos some weeks ago, but somehow they never made it into a post! We start with a finch sitting on top of the bird table
then we have starlings sitting on a telegraph pole and phone wires
and flying off after being attacked by some swallows!
a wagtail on the birdbath
helpfully turning its head the other way for a second photo
but wagtails are rarely still, both wagging their tails, and bobbing their heads up and down, so most photos turn out blurred like this one
a scruffy blue tit sitting on the bin store. I think it was probably not long out of the nest, and still had some of its juvenile feathers
another day, another group of starlings
and yet another day, with some blue sky, and starlings!
a thrush, looking slightly misty
after blackbirds have been in the bird bath ........
........ they like to sit in the sun, spreading their wings and fluffing up their feathers
this little blue tit was pecking at the peanut feeder this afternoon
again it is a scruffy one, probably from the second or third brood of the summer - it has been a very good year for the garden birds
I was sitting inserting the photos into the post when this sparrow appeared, so I had to quickly snap him and load the photos on to the laptop, to be included
a good splash
a very thorough bath
aaaah - that's better
and now for the book in today's title. Last week Kelly recommended this book, so I had a look to see if it was available for the Kindle. Well it was, but it was a silly price. But of course Amazon give you other choices, and I was able to buy a 2nd hand paperback for 1p, plus £2.80 p&p!
the book arrived this morning
and I was surprised to see that the return address was jut up the road in Galashiels (I admit that I hadn't read all the vendor details when I bought the book)
this may be a local company, but I have never heard of it. So of course I googled it, and found that it is a very interesting concern, buying excess stock of books from charity shops, as well as accepting donations of books, and selling them to raise money for community projects. They also employ people who struggle to find work. The next time I have a clear out of books, I shall donate them to this worthy cause.