Monday, 11 February 2008

GOLDFINCH SAVED!

We don't get squirrels or foxes on The Isle of Man, but we do get plenty of shore and garden birds.

This little goldfinch flew into the patio windows of our house and was dazed and confused for about 3 hours. Sat with him until he came round, didn't want any cats or sparrowhawks to spot him. Eventually he flew off, but not before i could take a few pics of him. Too good an opportunity to miss.

The island is a favourite with birdwatchers, and animals lovers.

Quite often you will spot the odd escaped pelican from the wildlife park, the choughs(pronounced chuffs) which are red legged crows to the seals which are dotted about the coast.The seals often come right into peel, almost on the beach!

Link added today is to the "Isle of Man birding site." Great site for birdwatchers and photographers. Take a look at the guest pics and you will spot mine. Anyone who has taken a pic of a bird on the island can submit a pic, including tourists.

4 comments:

moonchild said...

Cute

The Go Mann said...

Have you ever seen a wild Wallaby though? :)

babooshka said...

I have never seen it myself, but live in hope. Supposed to be an escaped one from the wildlife park. Bit like the loch ness monster, just a myth.

moonchild said...

The Loch Ness monster is real.The goldfinch is real.The wallaby is not.