All I can report is that the pair of COOT and three pairs of CANADA GEESE on the lakes are preparing for nest building, their territorial behaviour is increasing daily now, any of the MALLARD or MOORHEN that show themselves are soon seen off. There was no Cormorant today here, the first time in a week.
COAL TIT, LONG TAILED TIT, BULLFINCH, TREECREEPER, and GOLDCREST all showed well, but the light wasn't very good for a photo of any of them. A SISKIN and two FIELDFARE flew over as I walked the empty Tree Nursery, and a REDWING was seen briefly in the tall hedge behind my sky watching seat, where the only birds seen going over on the sky watch were two HERRING and four BLACK HEADED GULLS. Nothing else to report at all really, but at the end of February things do tend to quieten off a bit on my patch, especially with the benign weather.
The chance of a couple of photo's cropped up when I got home, albeit in some very poor light. This Siskin came down to my garden Feeders, also the Long Tailed Tit pair, which have been frequenting my garden for a few weeks now, I wasn't going to put their photo up, having done so many of them recently, but I know you love 'em :-)
|Male Siskin, a shame all the metal work of the feeders is in view!|
|I did get a shot of it away from the feeders, but the light was worse here, making for a very grainy image|
|Long Tailed Tit, these images are suffering from the poor light, nice though :-)|
|Long Tailed Tit|