Welsh Buntings

March 5, 2023 at 9:06 pm

One of the delights of our recent visit to the Dee valley was the discovering of a garden that had dozens of Yellow Hammers coming to feed on the ground under some bird feeders.It is a bird that I have only ever filmed some years ago on Islay.
When I was growing up in Bury and then Rochdale the song of the Yellow Hammer was one of the signs of Spring. Now they have all gone, along with their song, and of course their spectacular eggs which gave the bird the name “the Scribbler”.