As I looked out the window this morning I saw that a poor wood pigeon hadn’t made it through the night, a real shame. I’d put out a fair bit of fat and apple cores to try and help the birds through the cold snap. Sadly the weather was just too much for this poor bird. I hope it wasn’t one that was mating yesterday, be a real shame to loose a partner so early in the breeding season!
In other news added two new birds to my year list, mallards and goosanders that were on the water of Lieth when I was out of the house for a bit.
- Blackbird x 2
- Blue Tit x 1
- Carrion crow x 3 – flyovers
- Coal Tit x 1
- Dunnock x 3
- Magpie x 1
- Woodpigeon x 1, and sadly one dead in the tree.
Water of Leith:
- Mallard x 5, 3 male, 2 female
- Goosander x 5, 4 male, 1 female.
The Goosanders were beautiful it was on slow dark water with sun hitting their white breasts and wow they were vibrant and reflected off the dark water!
It was of course Monday; there were many updates for the finance pages and don’t forget if you haven’t used your ISA limit for the year over on Saver Scene I’ve got the latest best interest rates.