Waxwings, Garden Bird watch and Eccup
On one of those rare days the sun shone , while on my way home with the dog. We came across a small group of Waxwings over the road from my house. High up in the trees picking the last of the berries of a tree. Mistle thrushes had taken most of them over Christmas.
they all turned pink in the evening sun.
Sadly they moved on before they spotted the berries at the back of my garden :(
BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH
What dismal weather we had again this weekend, cold and dull not the weather for taking photos.
11 Species were recorded same as last year with a few different birds, missing were the Coal tit and a Great tit, but gained BH Gull and a Wren.
Wanted to record the event so I did a spot of finger painting...
This time last year I did a walk at Eccup, looking back it was a much colder day.
Today the weather was dull and misty, yet again not good for photos but it was more about recording what I could see.
31 Species as well as hearing a Wood pecker and a young Gull flew over, one of the larger ones not a BHG.
A pair of Teal was nice to see, not recorded them here before. Good numbers of Wigeon too.
Bullfinch another rare visitor. Best part of the morning was watching the Red kites, they were displaying , as well as landing.
Just as I was about to get in the car a small flock of Fieldfare landed in a near by tree, and a large flock of Redwing could be seen the the hedge.