Thursday 29th November

What’s happened to the weather, cold crisp beautiful days, great !!
Yesterday we were being watched by two deer, very difficult to notice hiding in the long grass, and they spotted us first, they moved off slowly but were still in the area half an hour later.
Quite a few Teal on the long pond, soon as the temperature drops they appear.
A couple of large skeins of geese were travelling north today, probably up to the Solway.
The Greenfinch were on the feeders again, and they squabble just like the Goldfinch, using the large beak to attack the opponent.
There are lots of Wren about this year but they tend to stay hidden in the low undergrowth, but managed to take a shot of one this morning.

Bob and Bri

Monday 26th November

A cold northerly wind on top of the damp made it really penetrating, more rain during the night, further topped up the ponds, photo of first small pond on the right, only inches to go to overflow.
Snow appeared on the Old Man, took photo with small camera and also tried through the binoculars, straight through camera is better.
Sorting some of my old photos came across shots of the black cat, it was around for a few months in 2011, but only managed to catch it with the camera twice, not been seen for a long time now.

Bob and Bri

Bird Count

Well after a few trials have come up with this chart for a count of the birds on our (almost) daily walks, the count of the small birds is done at the feeder on a timespan of about 15 minutes. The others are counted en route. Hope this information will be of benefit to someone !!

Bri & Bob

Bird Count

Well after a few trials have come up with this chart for a count of the birds on our (almost) daily walks, the count of the small birds is done at the feeder on a timespan of about 15 minutes. The others are counted en route. Hope this information will be of benefit to someone !!

Bri & Bob