New Fence North End

We have logged the layout of the new fence on a GPS system and have transferred it to Google Maps, it is quite extensive as can be seen on the attached picture. Unfortunately it does not show the Airfield or original fences, another job to complete.

Bob and Bri

Long-Tailed Tits

At the moment we are getting quite a few different variety of birds at the feeders, and today there were a family group of Long-tailed tits. They are always on the move never stopping long in any one place, even though there is plenty of food they were only there for about a minute.

Bob and Bri

Monday 19th January

The first decent day for a long while and managed to capture a few shots.

A heron thought it was well hidden in the reeds on the fishing pond.

Quite a few ducks on the long pond, usual Mallard, Tufted and Teal, and today there were 3 Mergansers,2 male and 1 female, a lone male Goldeneye, and 4 Gadwall 3 female and 1 male.

The view of the Lakedistrict Mountains was extremely clear and with snow on the tops, look very inviting.

Bob and Bri

Saturday 10th January

Another extremely windy day which causes to the recently introduced cows to look for shelter and one of the preferred locations is the bird feeding area. Over the past few weeks they have pulled the seed feeders down, broke the table beyond repair and knocked the bird table off the tree. This morning they had pulled the Niger seed feeder down and generally messed the area with what cows produce by the ton, and further down the path another group were rubbing up against the Barn Owl Box support (photo very shaky due to strong winds)

The bird feeders are still being topped up daily and there are plenty of birds to be seen, this morning there were 14 long tailed tits, three female and three male bullfinches, but the worry is that it will all be ruined by the cattle, unless there is some method of blocking off the entrances, and the rubbing against the owl box support may disturb the breeding pair of Barn Owls.

Bob and Bri