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’
Posted by Ian
Great shots Bri, pity the same conditions don’t apply today
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.
Posted by Ian
I have heard him called ‘Bramble Chopper’ in the local shops—always wondered what it meant !!
Re your question “Where else can you see that?” whilst at the feeders,
answer: M Garden!!!!!!!
27th Jan:- A small area of brambles cleared by a willing volunteer, with a big bum, to enable a clearer view of the flourishing snowdrops.
Picture of field vole below is great,anybody owning up to it? Needs to be dropped into
the mammal section on the Photo gallery.
Trawled through some of my albums and put on what I think are reasonable pics
Suprising how critical you become when others are going to view them!
Come on there must be many other good shots out there!
In spite of the weather—cold/ rain/hail etc,it was well worth a visit to the reserve today.
Spotted three Roe Deer (all does) on the edge of the reed bed—One woodcock, unusually on the concrete dispersal road near to the south feeders.
This was only one of three I have seen this winter,unlike last years harsh winter when they were sat three and four together.
Sat by the seat feeders and thanks to Brians regular feeding was awarded with a great afternoons display—-male/female reed buntings ,blue/great/coal tits,
Male/female bull finches, gold finches, robins.
Where else can you see that!—brilliant.