Odds & Sods 2021

  • In reply to nairnred:

    Thanks Jenny, I too just love Geese when on the move even our resident Greylags when they are moving around the stubble fields at this time of year


    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • Visitors to the garden this afternoon.

    Chaffinch giving the side-eye:

    Coal tit trying to deal with a sunflower seed:

    Goldfinch not quite sure about eating nyjer:

    Blue tit ready defend its patch:

  • Some trailcam videos from the garden.

    Orinoco, very likely our resident hedgehog having a scratch as well as finding food., named after someone decided there was some resemblance with the Wombles so was the adopted name Orinoco.


    The crows seem to have returned to the garden


    A greater spotted woodpecker (F) on the feeders. We have male and female visiting the feeders, but not both at the same time.


    Falling is always inevitable, and the squirrels still keep trying....


    We now have three crows regularly visiting the garden. One of the crows heads towards a water bowl by the pond and has a drink while the other two carry on foraging for food.



    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • A few odds and sods from the last week or two in the local peaks.

    The albino fallow did cause lots of conversation a year or too back. It's only the second time I have come across it, despite its colour it is very elusive.

    I think it sticks with the bigger red deer for protection and due to it's size they accept it... it is ever so boingy as the clip shows. Probably because the red deer can just plough through the heather and its too small so bounces it's way through.

    Grouse on Redmires causeway.

    A smaller stag below Whte Edge.

    Female stonechat on one of the edges.

    Solitary stag on White Edge.

    A little robin on the Thornhill trail watching me eat my sandwiches.

    The albino fallow sticking close by to his/her protector.

    A Wheatear on Big Moor

    Clip of the albino and some bolving,