Saturday, 3 December 2016

Full Feeders !

Date: 03/12/2016
Location: Weston Lock, My Feeders 
Weather: Mostly Grey
Other Species: 
Weston lock first: Kingfisher, Goldcrest, Long Tailed Tits, Mute Swan, Moorhen.
Home Feeders: 
1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail,1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 5+ Great Tit, 5+Blue Tit, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Wood Pigeon, 1 Magpie,
 10+ Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 5 Long Tailed Tits.

Observation: 
Had reports of Yellow Browed Warbler at Weston Lock which about 1/2 mile from me as the crow flies as it were, so decided to have a look it seems to be a bird I keep missing. I missed it again no sign, looked for about hour an half for it but did see a rather smart Kingfisher.


It made a couple of attempts at fishing which I missed!


After watching it for a while noticed it kept coming back to same perch back it didn't help me to improve shots, 5.6 aperture,  400 shutter 4000 iso it was a bit grey at that point. Its not a setting i would normally use! 


So with no sign of YBW I went home and as they when I went out my feeders in front my house where full of birds

2 Pied Wagtails on floor with a visit from a Grey Wagtail.


Goldfinch seem to be biggest numbers with at least 10 on tree at any one time.


As you can see from these terrible shots been trying to get a wing flap shot for some time, about 4 years! With no luck! 

A better day with more light and a faster shutter speed me thinks.


Plus Coal Tits x2, had the Greater Spotted Woodpecker on opening the curtains this morning. Long Tailed and lots of Blue and Great Tits.


Also get visits from Collared Doves, Wood Pigeons, Magpies, Crow, Lesser Black Backed Gulls and Herring Gulls!


It also nice to see the Bullfinch and Chaffinch Families returning after a spell away, 3 Chaffinches plus this smart Female Bullfinch.


There are only 3 trees in the close where I live but the other side of car park there are a few more. The birds seem to wait in those tree's and bushes then when clear of people and the cars which constantly come and go fly across to my tree!


To end Mr Bullfinch with a beak full, The seed costs a fortune but worth it I think!


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