Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Christmas Wishes

Well as you read this Christmas Day is past but I wanted to wish you a happy belated Christmas.

A bit of a hectic one here, but followed by a quiet week I hope.

Our Boxing Day tradition is to relax, we don't go out, we don't shop, we don't invite anyone in, we don't answer the phone, you get the idea........... I like to hang out in my pajamas for at least half the day...... reading, doing a favorite crossword and then starting a jigsaw puzzle. Mind in neutral........

I wanted to share a few pictures taken on Christmas Day, these ones taken of the outside activity.

There is a tradition of feeding the wild birds on Christmas day which I believe originated in Scandinavia. I like to feed the birds, especially in the winter, but bought a few extra treats this year.

A bag of peanuts in the shell is a favorite of Jays, so when the peanuts disappeared I thought maybe they were responsible. Apparently not:

Sizing them up

Sneaking in for the grab

Got one

Well maybe one more

I wonder, three, no maybe not

Missed that, well here's an encore:

Action shots.

And here's the athletic rascal with a taste for nuts, but he likes them from the feeder.

Finally who I expected. Here are the Bushtits enjoying the fruit/nut suet I put out.

Males have dark eyes, females golden eyes.

Thank you for stopping by, Happy Whimsy Wednesday and Happy Boxing Day (however you spend it).

Until next week......................


  1. All the very best to you as well.

  2. happy boxing day to you. i love all your happy birds and critters. the bushtits are lovely! love the crows, though.

    i love jigsaw puzzles. :) mind in neutral is a great description.


    I see you have the thieving Crows and Squirrels too!
    But what the Hey! They have to share in the Christmas treats too!

    Nice shots of the action!! Enjoy your "relaxing day off"


  4. Such great crow shots. I had no idea they'd go for peanuts .. but then again, why not?

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Gillian. :)

  5. Wonderful shots of the busy animals. Wishing you all the best.

  6. Boxing day sounds perfect to me. Such a busy time of year and what a perfect way to slow down. Love your photos. Thanks for sharing them with us. I do hope your New Year finds you Happy and Healthy.


  7. Enjoyed seeing your terrific photos of the crow and its peanut antics :) Also that's quite a crowd of bushtits! Hope you are enjoying a relaxing time.

  8. What a lovely gesture and I enjoyed your amazing shots. Wishing you a fabulous year ahead.

  9. Beautiful birds, leading up to the new year.

  10. Great set of images - the crowded bird feeder makes me wonder why mine is always so empty!


    Stewart M - Melbourne