Sunday, January 15, 2012

Robin, Nuthatch, Grey Squirrel

Wow, a bit of sunshine today, so I headed down the park with my camera for an hour or so to see what I could see. 
I've seen two or three Jays there recently coming to peanuts thrown down for them, but either the weather was very dull or I didn't have my equipment with me. I was hoping to see them today, but there was no sign of them, so I had to make do with the usual cast of Blue, Great, and Coal Tits; Robins; Nuthatches; Chaffinches; Magpies; etc.
I put some food in a hole in this log, which soon drew down a Robin and a Nuthatch:

Unfortunately, they were soon chased off by one of the many local Grey Squirrels:


  1. I never tire of seeing your species of Robins. so different from our own. Your little Gray Squirrel looks very much like the ones here. That Nuthatch is a beauty and yes, we also have a different species in my area and another kind out west. Have a good week~

  2. WOW....these are really nice Jeremy....good work again.

    Greetings, Joop

  3. Thanks for your comments.
    Mary, I have seen American Robins when I lived in Canada, and they are quite similar in behaviour to our Blackbirds. The Grey Squirrels we have here were imported from North America about a century ago, so they are the same species as yours. They carry a disease which has wiped out most of our native Red Squirrels!

  4. Amazing pictures!
    The last picture of the squirrel was great!

  5. I though that my photo of the Robin was OK these on the other hand are simply awesome. Well done mate


  6. Great series and the UK robin is a favourite of mine!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  7. Fantastic captures, esp all of your sunsets below! WoW! =)