Friday, 27 January 2017

Northants Bird Club Photographic Competition.


Very limited opportunities for birding today and nothing of note seen on my wanderings.

The very cold night last night reinforced the need to provide food-stuffs for small birds and of course this week-end is the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch!

Next Wednesday evening (can you believe it is nearly 1st February already?) is the next indoor meeting of the Northants Bird Club. And it is the club's annual photographic competition at our venue of the Fishing Lodge at Pitsford Reservoir. All submitted images from club members which met the criteria will be shown and the audience selects the overall winner of the Graham Soden trophy from the winners of all the categories. The meeting starts promptly at 7.30pm and all are welcome.


Neil M

Male Bullfinch
courtesy of Robin Gossage.

Male Bullfinch
courtesy of Clive Bowley.

The Bullfinch is very
much a garden bird that
has adapted in more recent
years to take dispensed mixed
seeds, often on bird tables or
quiet areas of the garden, but
sometimes from suspended
feeders too.

During the cold and still conditions
recently, some birds have succumbed
at Pitsford Reservoir and provide food
for others.

Here Jacob Spinks has photographed
a Carrion Crow taking advantage of an
avian casualty frozen in the ice.

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