Monday, 29 December 2008

29th Dec

Car Park Feeders:
Bullfinch (2) calling in the trees, Reed Bunting (1f)

Feeding Station:
Willow Tit (3), GS Woodpecker (1m), Pheasant (1m 2f), Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin (4), Blackbird, Dunnock (2), Chaffinch, Reed Bunting (1m)

Main Pool:
Little Grebe (1), Bullfinch (1m 1f), Grey Heron

The Scrape:
Grey Heron

Treecreeper (2)

The Flashes:
Meadow Pipit (2), Canada Goose (12), Corvids

It's Christmas day ....

... And so I snuck off to Whitty for a couple of hours in the morning. It was quiet in the car park and the paths were very wet & muddy - we really need some hardcore for the paths. So I just went to the Feeder Hide and there were the usual suspects.

Great, Blue and Willow tits
Reed bunting
Great spotted woodpecker

and best of all a Nuthatch so it looks as though they are back after the loss of one of the pair last year. Unfortunately the light was really poor and even with the camera set to ISO800 I couldn't get a really sharp photo but I'll be back.

One good thing about the cool damp weather, there's some nice fungi around at the moment

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Friday, 19 December 2008

19th Dec

siskin and lesser redpoll at feeding station (per Midlandbirder)

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Saturday 6th December

Feeding Station: Willow Tit (3), Coal tit (1), GS Woodpecker (1m 1f), Siskin (1m 1f), Goldfinch (8)

Woods: Bullfinch (2), Redwind/Fieldfare (c.15 over), Sparrowhawk (1 over)

Main Pool: frozen

The scrape: Shoveler (2m 1f), Mallard (2)

Nyger feeder (on route to river pool): Willow Tit (1), Goldfinch (3), Bullfinch (2)