Sunday, 20 January 2013

More snow!


Plenty more snow again today which has meant that keeping the birds fed has been a full time job.  Plenty of Fieldfares, a couple of Redwing, a Mistle Thrush, a Lesser Redpoll and good numbers of common birds adorned the garden.  A Common Buzzard has been regularly sitting up in a tree overlooking our small back garden and today it again took up temporary residence.  Attracted by the large numbers of birds visiting the garden, today he/she took action with a surprisingly fast attack on a feeding Woodpigeon which escaped minus a few feathers!

A couple of juvenile Woodpigeons amongst the 50+ strong flock is a reminder that they breed all year round these days.  At least 3 Bramblings were regular during the day and a Siskin was flying around.

Birds elsewhere were restricted to two Woodcock flushed from a hedge between the Brampton Valley Way and Blueberry Farm plus a Chiffchaff and 2 Lesser Redpolls were in the northern-most field of the Blueberry complex.  Five Bramblings were attracted to the seed at Harrington Airfield today.


Eleanor and Neil
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