Rivercatcher Siskins

March 17, 2024 at 8:29 pm

Last week we spent an extremely wet five days in the Dee valley at Rivercatcher. Six inches of rain fell in three days making it the wettest place in Britain. Remarkably instead of being a disaster for filming this extreme weather produced a bonus for Siskins. Normally they feed on seeds in the pine cones but this requires the sun to open the cones and make the seeds accessible. There was no chance of this so a bird feeder outside the cottage attracted over fifty Siskins on a daily basis – making watching them even more enjoyable from a hot-tub! www.facebook.com/gordonyateswildlife