My Feathered Friends

I think this year will be a year of learning for me. 
Everything that I have planned seems to entail some form of learning.
I have a new camera with a new zoom lens... Publisher on my computer... new paints and paintbrushes for my artwork... plus I want to set up my Etsy shop once more. 
All these without the aid of a net and trying not to bother either my daughter or son for advice... even though I taught them how to use cutlery, walk and talk! 
I realise an oldie can be extremely tiresome when technology and computers come in to play.

I'm enjoying getting to know my new lens though and thankfully there are lots of willing models to hand...especially if I keep the bird feeders full of tasty treats.

Regular visitors to my Neesie Natters blog may remember that we have white doves visit us daily.
I have no idea where they come from, but they appear almost every day no matter what the weather. 

They sometimes spend the whole day with us.
Upon arrival they perch near our windows and peer in... obviously keen for breakfast.
There's no way you can ignore them... trust me I've tried. 
I've even had them appear on my bedroom window ledge.
I must have been having a lie in that day.

There appears to be a lot of springlike activity in the garden... and one sound that really reverberates is the sound of the woodpecker.
I think we have a a few resident Greater Spotted Woodpecker as I've seen three at once in our garden.
Some fly off to the nearby woods, but one certainly likes a tree in our garden. 

Finally I couldn't resist posting another pic of a robin.
We have four and counting so far, so no doubt there will be some serious shenanigans once spring arrives.

Thanks for visiting today. I really appreciate it... as this blog is also new and I am only just feeling my way around.
If you have any advice I'd love to hear from you.

I'm linking up today with http://image-in-ing.blogspot.co.uk/
(hopefully if I press all of the right buttons) 
Have a great week