Wednesday, 6 January 2010

A couple of inches of snow fell overnight, making for a very picturesque patch, but it makes it less likely that I'm going to find anything new out there.

As I walked back from work, across Migrant Alley this afternoon, it was as bleak as I could ever remember it, cold, snowy and birdless - even the Robin has stopped singing. So with that in mind, and the fact that the lake is frozen solid, I thought I'd stay in and watch the garden feeders for the couple of hours of daylight that were left. Who knows maybe something special might drop in,a Brambling, or a Blackcap maybe ?

In the event neither turned up, but 15 other species did, all species that I would expect to see, and in good numbers too. So here's a few photo's of some of the regulars that visited. Lets hope tomorrow the weather eases a bit, Ive got a lot of catching up to do on the species list!

First bird is a GREAT TIT
Then a COAL TIT
Next is the ROBIN
Then a big fat WOODPIGEON
Below is a Mix of HOUSE SPARROW, GREENFINCH, GOLDFINCH and a GREAT TIT, all on the sunflower hearts. Ive just had a delivery of another 50kg, just in time, as I only had a days supply left!

Next bird is a Goldfinch
Lastly, a Greenfinch, there under bellies really do shine out in the snow.







11 comments:

Jann said...

Really nice photos Warren, at least you could get out and see something...we've got 30 mph gusts with blowing snow, it's miserable out there. Am hoping to get out Sun. when it's going to be a balmy 40 F. Meantime, cabin fever!

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

50kgs just in the nick of time by the sound of it...more cold and snowy stuff forecast for you this week. Hope you get your Brambling/Blackcap or other goody.

Cheers

D

sharon said...

Lovely photos Warren, I've literally just used the last of the seed in the house & can't get anymore until snow clears so I'm going to have to raid the cupboards to see what else I can throw out for them - can't have the little blighters going hungry!

ShySongbird said...

A nice selection there Warren. Maybe I should get one of those really long feeders with lots of portholes, it would save having to fill mine every day!

I keep hoping for the Bramblings in the garden which we had two years ago, they were everywhere and I had no camera then :( But I did glimpse a female Blackcap today, couldn't get a photo though!

Chris said...

Wow well done Warren... I'm crying for a coal tit, a species I've never seen! You have superb shots there!

Greenie said...

Warren ,
You got away lighter than us with the white stuff .
Thought you might have had a Blackcap today , no sign here .

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Warren.
Nice lots of garden birds, nice photo's too.
Hope tomorrow is kinder to you.
re the Stock Dove's. There might be more over the back in the wood and farmland but as it is hily i can't get there for a look around.

swatson said...

lovely photos Warren,
we have nearly a foot of snow here and very difficult to leave the house but I make sure there is plenty for the birds.I just hope my supply doesnt run out.The blackbirds wait for me every morning
sheila

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Seems like I have heard you guys have a lot of snow too. We are due to get more tonight. The birds are here in flocks eating.

Simon said...

Great photos today Warren. The Goldfinches haven't visited my garden for about a year now, despite still putting out Nyjer seed.

Dean said...

Yep, a great batch of pics there, Warren.

I`m also hoping for a Blackcap.