Friday, 13 February 2009

Taking the Plunge!

Hi, my name is Jan and after visiting and admiring many blogs over the last eighteen months or so I have decided to become a fully paid up member of the community by sharing my observations and thoughts with all the nice (I hope) people who may take the time and trouble to visit me.

This blog will be mainly observations of the birds that visit my garden on the edge of the Cotswolds and occasionally farther afield, and also of nature in general.

I have been interested in nature since a child and have always enjoyed watching the birds in my garden and while out walking.

I hope this will be an enjoyable experience for me and for you.

My garden has for the past week or so, like so much of the country, been covered in a blanket of icy snow which has meant the birds have been particularly busy and I have had to don my wellies each day to fill the feeders and tables.

The photo below of a juvenile Blackbird was taken by me in the garden last summer.


  1. A huge welcome into the Blogging Community, ShySongbird :-D

    I am thrilled that you’ve finally taken the plunge! I have regularly checked your profile when you have left comments on my blog just to see if you had started one. I had a feeling you would one day :-D

    This is a great time of year to start blogging. By the time you’ve become familiar with the set up you’ll not be short on subjects to post on. I am really looking forward to hearing your tales and seeing your pictures:-D

    I am guessing that today your snow may have started to go. I love the photo of the juvenile blackbird – I do enjoy seeing them visit my garden :-D

    All the best for year one :-D

  2. Hi Shirl,

    Thanks so much for the very warm welcome, it does seem like a rather large step into the unknown but I'm sure it will be enjoyable.

    Thanks also for your comment on the photo, Blackbirds do seem to pose nicely for the camera.

    Indeed the snow is clearing here at last although there are still patches hanging around in the back garden as it is north facing.

    Thank you again for your generous comments.


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