Sunday, 25 November 2012

New Hide

A while ago we set up another hide, this time to see through the winter. Numbers are now building with a Jay at last!  Also now a male and female Greater Pecker.
With a little light between showers I made a start with the Peckers then the Jay came in!
Up in the hedgerow (next to the hide) were a few female Bullfinches and Yellowhammers.
A Wood pigeon and Pheasant are now on the seed ( premium seed) using a quality seed to lure in the Buntings!
With colder weather approaching this will get very interesting to see what comes in!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Cirl Buntings. Just for a change.

A trip to south Devon has been talked about for a while now, so, myself and Nigel Addecott decided on the last minute that we should give it a go with good light predicted in the morning.
As it turned out it wasn`t quite as easy as we had thought. The dreaded dog walkers were a problem, constantly parading dogs around the car park. Kiddies on motorised bikes and little old ladies who just walked between us and the hedgerow and not giving it a second thought untill a few sarcastic comments were thrown at them. That happened on 2 occasions!
The birds were nearly always about, but only when it was very quiet did they venture out to the edge of the hedgerow then on the seed!
Birds with seed in their bills never a good natural shot, a bit like a Pecker on a nut feeder!
So one day we will have another go during mid week when it would be quieter!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Few more recent shots

Light has been the problem!
Really needing to work when it has been dry, but still putting the time in when I can.
She isn`t as regular now as she was at first and the hide has taken a real battering, will replace it soon but need to sort out some poles.

A few friends have been invited but when there are 2 of you it`s hard not to talk and being so close it stops her from being so regular!