Happy New Year 8 January 2021
Welcome to my first post of the New Year.
It has been a cold and crisp first week and even the winter moths and winter gnats seem to have gone into hiding. Our wild birds though are still about and a range have appeared in the garden. We have moved the bird feeders to the end of the garden away from our neighbouring chicken keepers to reduce the risk of spreading bird flu and so now creep up on them to see what is about.
It is always good to see nuthatches feeding upside down and taking peanuts away to lodge them in tree bark and peck at them. Small flocks of long-tailed tits feed in wholly non-aggressive small groups. blue-tits, great-tits and coal-tits all take their turn at the feeders. On the trees have been great-spotted woodpeckers and feeding fast and furious has been a tiny tree creeper. Down on the ground feeding in the leaf litter have been redwing, wood pigeon, blackbird, common thrush, magpie and crow. Robins are frequent and dunnocks skulk about the undergrowth. Here are a few quick photographs this first week of the year.
Clear evenings have produced some wonderful and quite spectacular sunsets.
Happy New Year to you all, take care and keep safe.