Thursday, 12 February 2009

More Redwing

A little after 3pm today a pair of Redwing were in the Meadow area, close to Adelaide Avenue, exactly where one was spotted on Big Garden Birdwatch day.

They kept to the 10m strip closest to the road and looked as though they were feeding on grubs and worms. Close nearby were a pair of Mistle Thrush also feeding.

(This is a stock image, not one of today's birds)

New Links

I have now added a Links section in the right-hand panel. These initial links are:

Hilly Fields Park User Group - Keep up-to-date with what's happening in your park.

Bird Track - Enter your sightings in this national database (see here for info)

RSPB - For everything you want to know about birds.

C J Wildbirdfood - Bird food and feeders at reasonable prices.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Budding Ornithologists

Just been sent this pic of budding ornithologists at the Birdwatch Day

Monday, 2 February 2009

Snow festival in the park

I don't think I've ever seen so many people in the park as there were today - except for organised sport, the turn of the millennium and Concord's last flight - and I've certainly never seen so many snowmen anywhere. They were all sizes and shapes; one looked sculpted and another was an elephant's head complete with tusks.

Here are photos of a few of them.

While in the park I didn't see any birds at all, although I could hear birdsong in a few places.

I made up for this shortfall in my own garden, which backs onto the park, where there were up Robin (2), Starling (4), Chaffinch (2), Woodpigeon (3), Blue Tit (3), Great Tit (1) and House Sparrow (c20).