Posted by Ian AWOL in the morning and as usual in the afternoon bird sightings were down. But there was a female/young grey seal (I’m not an expert) however following the tide up on the sand by Scarth in the afternoon. Nice to see
Month: January 2012
Sightings and Bird Count
Hi, Fishing pond- 2swans Long Pond- 4M-2F tufted ducks, white mallard with other mallards, 20+ teal North feeder-2M-1F bullfinch, 2 great tits,3 blue tits,1 coal tit,1 dunnock,3 robins, 9 greenfinch,3 goldfinch 5 chaffinch,2M-2F blackbirds, 3m-1F reed buntings……oh and also saw and spoke with Steve Benn on a rare trip to the reserve!… From the ‘Bramble […]
Daily Bird Count at North Feeder
Hi, count taken at 0830 hrs, 2M – 1F Bullfinch,3 Great Tits, 3 Blue Tits, 1 Coal Tits, 6 Chaffinch, 4 Robins, 2M – 2F Blackbirds, 4M – 1F Reed Buntings, 9 Greenfinch, 2 Hedgesparrows (Dunnock) Greater spotted woodpecker did a fly past, by The Bramble Chopper
Hi Ian, yes it must be a greater spotted woodpecker due to the undulating flight also saw a little egret on salt marsh, hey ho site is coming on a credit to all concerned…well done !! Bob aka ‘Bramble Chopper’
Daily Bird Count
Posted by Ian Good info Bob, never seen a lesser Spotted Pecker,difficult to see being the same size as a great tit
Hi all, Bird count at North Feeder this morning :- 2 M- 2F Bullfinch, 3 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit,1 Coal Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 5M -2F Reed Buntings 3M-2F Black Birds, 3 Robin,2 Hedge Sparrows(Dunnocks),17 Greenfinch,3 Goldfinch and 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker flying by feeders, From The ‘Bramble Chopper’
Snow and Hoopers
Posted by Ian Great shots Bri, pity the same conditions don’t apply today
Sat 28th and Sun 29th
Sat was a beautiful crisp winters day, few and far between this year, picture of snow capped mountains, what a gorgeous view. Sun was overcast, lots of geese moving north and pic shows three Hooper swans following them.
Why is nobody other than me owning up to their pictures? Please put your name to them and dates taken if possible, it will help if something really special turns up and anybody needs to send you a blog. Geof
Posted by Ian I have heard him called ‘Bramble Chopper’ in the local shops—always wondered what it meant !!