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Sunday, 17 June 2018

My Sunday Photo... Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!
Even though I haven't been able to spend a quality day with my Dad (as he passed away when I was only 16 years old) never does this special day go by without me stopping and giving thanks for the few short years that I knew him.
He was my hero!
So today, I thought I'd share something a little different for you, but is kind of Father related.
This photo shows where a lot of activity has been happening over the last few weeks.
Bare with me...
Right in the centre of the ivy on this photo is a hole, which is where one of my Blue Tit bird boxes is situated.
It's always been a favourite, but this year we've been lucky to actually witness the coming and goings.
Here's Dad (or it might be Mum) and let me tell you, they have been incredible parents.
I wouldn't like to estimate just how many visits to and fro, that they've actually clocked up feeding their hungry brood.
I've been up since 4am (yes I know) just keeping an eye on the activities in the garden... trying to keep Magpies, Jays, Woodpeckers and Crows away. 
So far we seem to have success, although my hubby had a shock this morning wandering down to the chicken coup... a baby blue tit just dropped right down in front of him onto the path!
Oh how vulnerable is this little chap?
It must be a very scary place... just taking a leap of faith out of the nest box.
But then Dad comes to give reassurance and food to help complete his mission to safety.
I'm hoping they've reached their safe new home.
I'm sure with the incredible parents watching over them... they'll be fine.
One quick photo of another visitor who just ambled up to our place yesterday.
Our resident handsome stag!
Hello!

 I'm aware that there quite a few photos here today, but I couldn't decide which to choose to link up with Photalife
It's not every day that you see a nest fledge or have a stunning stag come to call.
Have a wonderful Father's Day and please go and hug your Dad if you're able, or give him a call and tell him that you love him, because it's not until they leave us that we wished we had done more.
I'm linking up with Photalife with My Sunday Photo as usual.

17 comments:

  1. I always love your wildlife photos

    Have a good Friday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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    1. What a lovely comment Darren. Have a great Father's Day and I hope your girls spoil you. Thanks for visiting and hosting the link up :D

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  2. lovely photos love the little stag

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    1. The stag is about 3 years old now and a regular visitor. We've seen him having fun with a doe, so maybe now he's a Daddy on the Father's Day... wouldn't that be something, especially if he brings it to visit. Have a Super Sunday and thanks for visiting :D

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  3. Love your resident stag peeping through the cow parsley

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    1. He is gorgeous especially when the sun shines on him. His coat and antlers are magnificent :D

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  4. Lovely photos, hope you had a good day. I lost my dad when I was 14, it does make these days a bit odd doesn't it? Take care.

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    1. It sure does Sarah. I have a wonderful photo on my wall that I often look at and my heart strings pull. I hope you managed the day too. Let's treasure the happy memories :D

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  5. such beautiful photos,,nature truly is amazing!

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    1. I adore nature Laurie as you well know. It's brilliant to capture an image and be able to share. It's lovely to see you pop in to visit. I hope you and yours are all doing well ♥

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  6. I agree with Laurie....nature is amazing and you take such fabulous photos of it. Hope you had a wonderful day and here’s to another amazing week. Hugs

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    1. Thanks Nan, I think because I love nature so much and notice things it's easy to grab the camera and capture it. I've been lucky this week as I've managed to take photos of a Jay, Pheasant and Woodpecker. All looking stunningly good so the feed, weather and conditions must be favourable for them. Hugs back to you :D

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  7. Hi Neesie and here's a hug from me to you too. Wonderful photos, I hope those baby Blue Tits are doing well, a great reward for all your love and attention of the little birds!
    Wren x

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    1. Aww bless you Wren. It's always good to receive a hug!
      The Blue tits managed to fledge and fly as I've seen them navigate the garden and trees in a large group. I haven't managed to count them all, but it seems to be a large brood. I think Mum and Dad should go on a quiet retreat to recover after all the hours and hard work that they put in.
      Have a wonderful week with your travels ♥♥♥

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  8. Oh, these are wonderful! Such good parents they are and the buck is handsome as can be. :)

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    1. Job done on the Blue Tits Rita, all have fledged and having a fine time visiting the feeders. I think they parents will be in need of a good holiday after all their hard work!
      Mr Buck is still wandering the nearby fields, so I think he's decided that this is his patch! Which is fine by us.
      Have a great week :D

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  9. can never have too many animal photos :)

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