Sunday, 23 December 2012

Christmas Wishes from…

There were two nominees up for the Santa hat and song at shirls gardenwatch this morning. The now regular female Great Spotted Woodpecker came runner-up due to the fact that a hat would fall off her head as it’s always tilted when she feeds at the fat cake and peanut feeder.

The Coal tit on the other hand, although fast and fun darting through feeders and branches can stop from time to time –for just a moment I grant you. However, just long enough to hold on a hat and mime a Christmas jingle ;-)



Oh… and the Coal tit also had some lines to remember too… “on behalf of the birds and wildlife at shirls gardenwatch our thanks go to everyone for following and commenting on our life here in our small Scottish Garden during 2012. We have fun here. We are also very lucky that our garden has trees decorated with a variety of feeders and foods. However we’ve heard…



… some miles away across in a garden in central Indiana, USA, Chickadee’s (who look very like us by the way) have a Christmas tree especially decorated and filled with tasty treats for them! Well, not just for them but for all the birds that visit blogger Robin’s garden. Perhaps our blogger shirl should take a closer read at Robin’s Nesting Place.

So many bloggers share tips and ideas for all that grows and visits our gardens (thanks Robin for allowing us to share your photo). On behalf of all the birds in shirl’s garden we’d like to say a huge thank you to you all for giving shirl ideas that we benefit from… please keep on blogging them and leaving comments here ;-)

Merry Christmas to everyone out in the garden with us and everyone cosy indoors. We wish you special times with your families... oh yes and if you've any leftovers like nuts, fruit and Christmas cake... please do send them our way ;-)”


From the Coal tit’s x


This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in November 2012.

11 comments:

L said...

All good wishes and thanks for entertaining me with your blog.

Sue Garrett said...

Thank you Mr/Mrs coal tit ( and Shirl)

VP said...

Merry Christmas Shirl - have a great Christmas and a peaceful New Year xxx

And for the birdies I will be making some nice fat & seed cake later :)

patientgardener said...

Merry Christmas Shirl and thank you for all your support this year. I hope 2013 is a better year for you and your family Helen x

Midmarsh John said...

Love that first photo.
Very best wishes to you and yours Shirl.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Cute post Shirl. Love the little coal tit. Our little Chickadees are happy to see their cousins looking so good in their xmas finery. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

ShySongbird said...

A lovely, fun post Shirl, I loved the little flower pot filled with goodies on the tree :-)

I also enjoyed your last post particularly all the photos of the Robins. Well done on the Brambling sighting, I haven't spotted any in my garden so far this time.

I wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year :-)

Crystal said...

Okay, I give up. How did you get the hat onto the coal tit's head ?
Merry Christmas, Shirl.

Juliet said...

Clearly coal tits will soon replace robins, doves, and penguins as the bird of choice on Christmas cards everywhere :-D

Happy Christmas!

Sue Doherty said...

The coaltit and the robin seem to be engaged in some sort of ornithalogical X factor in my garden at the moment. They sit in the trees above the chicken coops and perform for a discerning panel of judges in the form of the chickens and occasionally Toby the cat. I love them both but as I have just done a robin christmas card story on my blog, perhaps I should do one for the coal tit too! Merry Christmas

shirl said...

Hello everyone, thanks for your comments and good wishes. I hope you’ve all had a good time with those who are dear to you :-)

L, thank-you for popping by! All the best for 2013 :-)

Sue, we both thank you for your visits! All the best for 2013 :-)


VP, thanks, my wishes to you too. Ah… well fed birds with you. All the best for 2013 :-)

Helen, thanks for your support too. Life can be a hard struggle at times as we both know. Wishing 2013 to be a good year for you and your family, Shirley xx

John, me too… it took a while to find the right hat though. Thanks, all my best wishes to you and Penny for a fun filled year ahead :-)

Lisa, you can tell I had fun here. Funnily enough I was going to mention the whole cousin thing myself – great minds :-) Hope you had a good Christmas. All the best for 2013 :-)

Jan, thanks – I loved Robin’s tree decorations too. I’ve not been sitting by my camera much this past while but found the Robin a great subject for a while. The male Brambling is a regular with the Chaffinch groups. Thanks, wishing you and your family a Happy Healthy New Year too and hoping you had a good Christmas too :-D

Crystal, lol… now that would be telling. Now… you’ve just given me an idea! All the best for 2013 :-)


Juliet, they just might ;-) Ah… just followed your link… nice idea… thank-you. All the best for 2013 :-)


Sue, hello there! Thanks for stopping by. I couldn’t agree more on the coal tit. Hilarious to think of chicken judges in your garden. Yep… give the coal tit a shot at the title ;-) All the best for 2013!