The snow is still lying on the ground but there seems to be very few birds around in my garden. I’ve just been watching BBC’s Winterwatch episode 2; if you’re a fan of Long-tailed Tits there’s a great piece about 9 or 10 minutes in: BBC iplayer Winterwatch I’ve only seen them roosting once before, but not nestling down, just a pure accident. Here’s my garden bird list so far, hope to update later in the day.
- Blackbird x 2
- Black-headed x 2, One of them didn’t have a tail, it seemed to be doing very well though!
- Blue Tit x 3
- Bullfinch x 3 – updated 11.13
- Carrion crow x 2
- Dunnock x 1
- Herring Gull x 1
- House Sparrows x 5 – updated 11.13
- Magpie x 1
- Woodpigeon x 3
Out for a gentle stroll to the park.
As many regular viewers of the site would know I’ve had 3 torn ankle tendons in the past 4 years and major screw ups from the NHS causing long lasting pain but I was a landscape photographer (can’t currently work at that) and really NEED to walk! It’s my hobby, my job, my passion! So when I feel I can do some I get out for gentle strolls with a walking stick, whilst at Saint Margaret’s Park I saw my first Pied Wagtail for the year, plus a few other birds:
- Carrion Crow x 5
- Pied Wagtail
- Woodpigeon x 2