Garden Delights

January 20, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Long Tailed Tits14

With the wet and dull weather over this last week I have spent time most days trying to film the large flock of the Long Tailed Tits that come to the fat ball feeder a couple of times each day. I finally obtained a shot where you can count ten birds together. On the 18th January we had a pair of Siskins feeding which is  a very early time of the year for Siskins as the main passage through the garden is usually late March into April. The female Great Spotted Woodpecker comes daily and  is featured in this week’s gallery plus some of the other birds that have visited our garden over the past twelve months. Click here.

On Hopwood on the 13th January I flushed my second Jack Snipe of the Winter. The local canal was visited by two male and one female Goosander on the 15th. Around Oldham more than fifty Redwings have now finished off the last of the berries which is a great shame as four Waxwings have just arrived in Blackburn!  A visit to a local reservoir during the week produced a juvenile Black Throated Diver which, sadly, stayed too far out to be photographed.