Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Rainy Day

A rainy day, 6°, moderate WSW.

A day for not going out, however the garden was quite busy with the usual birds.

A male Sparrowhawk dropped in a couple of times and a couple of Mistle Thrush in the meadow with 1 briefly in the garden.

A Chiffchaff in the garden again and both male and female Great-spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch and several Rook and Jackdaw.

The Rooks have been more bold of late and they can see the feeders from the rookery <100m away.

They come in “en masse” and scare some of the other birds away and they are quite aggressive to each other. Some try to hang on to the feeders but they are too big get a decent grip so have to be content with feeding from the ground until chased off by the resident Crows.

Sparrowhawk
Mistle Thrush
 Great-spotted Woodpecker, Lollingdon (courtesy Alan Dawson)
Greenfinch (courtesy Alan Dawson). Good numbers of these around Cholsey.

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