Friday, 15 January 2016

A rather cold Friday - winter's here!

Hybrid finch
(maybe Goldfinch x Canary?)
Hanging Houghton


Eleanor walked around the Blueberry Farm complex this morning and found three pairs of Stonechat and two Woodcock.

Scotland Wood on the Kelmarsh Estate is home to about eight or so Marsh Tits this winter and they all seem to know where the bird food and feeders are! A couple of them were showing well in the winter sunshine today...

A visit to Brixworth Sewer Treatment Works this afternoon provided views of two Chiffchaffs, at least one Grey Wagtail and 60+ Pied Wagtails.

An odd-looking finch in the garden today appeared to be a hybrid and presumably of captive origin. It's parentage includes Goldfinch and perhaps Canary? A poor quality image is the best I could do through the double-glazing!


Neil M

Marsh Tits
Scotland Wood
Kelmarsh Estate

Scotland Wood
Kelmarsh Estate

Pied Wagtails

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