RSPB Middleton Lakes

Though it was a dull and cloudy day at RSPB Middleton Lakes, and generally quiet, not just the wildlife but the regulars also!

But I did manage to capture some piccies.

A young nuthatch

A young robin, that made itself known to me as I tried to get a wine gum packet out of my pocket. Even funnier, when I did take a wine gum out, it flew down hoping to get a bite!

But, as I often do, I had proper bird food and the robin didn't waste any time....

A nosey and inquisitive mayfly came to see me at the open hide window

A wading redshank outside the hide.

Mike

Flickr Peak Rambler

  • I never knew Robins liked wine gums. I suspect it won't be long before they decide not to bother waiting and just start diving straight in peoples pockets looking for food!

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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Nigel O said:
    I never knew Robins liked wine gums. I suspect it won't be long before they decide not to bother waiting and just start diving straight in peoples pockets looking for food!

    Neither did I!   

    Seriously, I think it was more the rustle of a package which often means food, and these birds get used to hands having suitable food for them to eat, though I'm not sure wine gums are advisable. 

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler