Lulu is a cute stripy cat that looks like a miniature tiger to me. It is very shy and a bit spoiled. But all pets actually are, aren’t they?
Lulu, the cat.
Lulu is a birdwatcher like me. It doesn’t take photographs though. Lulu insists I take the images, so I do.
A chaffinch Fringilla coelebs.
It loves sitting there by the bird feeder waiting for its breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to come to it. But come on Lulu you are not on an all inclusive holiday my dear. I bet you wish you were though which makes two of us.
Lulu has never ever chased a single bird and I am not kidding. However when Lulu is sat out there which is for just a few times a day and for no longer than 10 minutes at a time no bird dares to land on the feeder.
When it is just us out there in the garden even if we are a bit noisy, having guests, the music on, eating and drinking, my feathered friends join us on their separate bird table of course.
I adore the chaffinches who have various colours which surprisingly go well together. A few different shades of brown, blue and even pinkish.
A goldfinch Carduelis carduelis.
The goldfinches are my second favourite species that we see here daily. They tend to arrive one by one but love feeding together. They often even have a fight over the top perching spots with the most dominant bird winning.
Coal, great and blue tits, black birds, thrushes, dunnocks and robins of course, which don’t just make an appearance at Christmas, are also regular visitors.
A coal tit Parus ater.
I do hope that we will have a few baby birds this year too. I even have a brand new bird box to hang out in the garden which I intend to paint some of the British birds on.
I plan to take photos of my #art-venture so you can then let me know how well I did because my resident birds don’t provide me such valuable feedback. Lulu doesn’t either but it is always happy to meet other pets. So I promised to enter one of its photos featured here in @mister-omortson’s weekly contest.
Again I powered up, 51 Steem this time, and below is a screenshot of this important activity. I also hope that more members will follow the lead and continue to invest in their own Steem Power.