Looking For Feathers

March 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm

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There is little doubt that the most exquisite nest of any British bird is that of the Long Tailed Tit. In early March the dome of the nest is constructed and then by the end of March the search is on for feathers to line it. It takes up to ten days to line the nest with as many as two thousand feathers. They particularly like white feathers and some distance is covered during their search for these feathers. I have found five nests this week and the blog and gallery photos rate from one of these pairs. click here

On the 14th March the sunshine brought out of hibernation my first male Adder of the year. During the last week i have seen flocks of Fieldfares and Redwings but only thirty of each which makes it the poorest season ever for these traditional winter migrants.