With the lockdown easing a little, Mrs PB had a look on the interweb and found us somewhere new to go as the forecast was a fabulous one.
There were feeders up in the car park, so as we'd taken sausage baps and a flask of coffee for breakfast, we decided to enjoy them with the feeding frenzy that was occurring.
Blue, Great, Coal and Wil-Mar Tits, Gold and Chaf finches, and also Blackbird and Robin were abundant
Great and Coal
Willow or Marsh? I don't recall a song which apparently is the best way to tell them apart
One of the Wil-Mar's had found something to shred, and was auditioning for the local Santa job
Having seen Nige's recent thread, obviously I was going to see my Nuthatch nemesis next time I went out, behaving typically unphotogenically
Nice light, shame about the twig
No twig, shame about the light!
We moved out of the car park and could here some curious clacking noises...
A small flitterer caught my eye briefly
And a beautiful Chaffinch sat nicely in the sun, copying the Nuthatch... hah... nice light...betchya hate that twig dontcha?
I've not seen a Nuthatch digging through mud before...but of course he did it in the shadows
And then another came down and landed on a different fallen tree trunk
I nearly fell over in shock!!! Further into the woods, another heron nest, with two balls of fluff in (well that's what they look like to me!)
Further round the path yet another Nuthatch decided to show me it was back to business as usual
And a little further still, a Treecreeper was doing as his name implied
As I said, the tits were well represented, and this Great Tit was definitely giving it some
And just to rub it in, yet another Nuthatch was showing it's typical kindliness to people with camera's, after drawing attention to itself by being a lightweight woodpecker drumming a tree
And so concluded a pleasant couple of hours strolling round a new bit of woodland. Not sure I've seen so many different Nuttys in one wood, and we've never seen baby Herons in the nest, so two spectacular highlights for us.
Stay Safe All
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
Lot to learn
That looked a good day out PB, and you managed to spot a nuttie.
Brilliant photos and thanks for sharing, always a pleasure to see.
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