Friday, 30 December 2011

The end of 2011.

After the Christmas food excess I was back out in the field on Thursday checking out a few birds in the feeding station at Gosforth Park. Not a great deal of activity but the weather is still quite mild. A Goldfinch sat quietly nibbling away on the niger seed.
Two female Great Spotted Woodpeckers landed on the same trunk and eyed each other up. The first bird was quite high up...
...and kept an eye on the bird underneath.
Three Nuthatches were buzzing in and out, grabbing food and heading off.
A quick trip to one of the hides was worth it for the Wigeon and Shoveler but there was no sign of any Bitterns. A wander round the woods was a bit quiet but we did manage to find 12 Crossbills and a flock of Long-tailed Tits before our time ran out.
All the best to everyone for 2012!


Vita said...

Hey, this Nuthatch is ringed!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you both, hope you have a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous one.
Keep up the good work on the blog - getting better year on year (like a good wine)
Kind Regards

Malcolm & Norma (Pink Kipper)