A Winter Bath

December 4, 2011 at 11:50 am

Whilst searching the pine forests this week I came across Greenfinches bathing in the only water around, which was a puddle in a car park.Not many people realise that in order to keep their feathers in good condition birds have to bath almost daily, even in Winter. The pool was visited by Siskins, Greenfinches , Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Blackbirds, Blue and Coal TIts with a Jay calling for a drink.

Along the canal on the 30th of November were a pair of Goosanders. Nearby a single FIeldfare was feeding on fallen apples beneath three apple trees. Hopefully, with colder weather conditions to come more Fieldfares will join it and provide me with some photos. So far this Winter it has been extremely quiet with regard to filming.