Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Heavy mob.

Wet ’n’ windy, Rain, 6º, light to moderate SE.

A day for staying in and catching up with some domestic chores and observing the garden.
As well as the smaller species such as the Finches and Tits, the so-called “heavy mob” were in abundance in the garden today. The two Carrion Crow dominated along with fourteen Wood Pigeon, six Collared Dove, two Stock Dove and a Moorhen.

A visit of a couple of Lesser Redpoll again today associating with the Goldfinch, hope these become more regular. In addition, the two Treecreeper seen again today working the garden trees in a very systematic way and several visits by a Great-spotted Woodpecker.
There are over thirty different types of bird feeders at Marymead and the ones situated at the front attract a couple of species that we do not get in the rear of the garden or very rarely. These are House Sparrow, Starling and Pied Wagtail.

                                   Carrion Crow
                                   Stock Dove
                                   Lesser Redpoll and Goldfinch

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