Since it was Christmas I took a visit to my Grandma's and I wasn't surprised that it was a nightmare getting there. Many of the fields were flooded and the rain had eroded big ruts in the track. When I got settled into the house I soon started opening my presents and got lots of useful, exciting and interesting stuff, including a bird counter
There were plenty of birds about dashing in and off the feeders; the Great Spotted Woodpecker was showing up quite well today. (My Grandpa Peter even saw 3 all together at one point). This is the most common woodpecker in the UK. This male Woodpecker was attacking the nuts really energetically.
Sorry about the pictures they are a bit hazy because of the weather. The Nuthatches were occasionally visiting the feeders, same with the Coal Tits. There were only probably a couple of Nuthatches visiting the feeders, however I still got some good views .
There were plenty of Chaffinches dancing across the floor and unfortunately 1 or 2 had a disease called bumble foot.
Robins were everywhere today, mostly feeding off scraps of seed that my Grandpa had put out.
This Coal Tit was using the nut feeder for a change, since most of the time they are either in a bush hiding away or fluttering up onto a seed feeder then dashing off into a bush or tree.
In this picture you can obviously see my Grandma and Grandma get a lot of bird life, especially Tits.
Goldfinches were thriving, however no Siskins.
Back home again now and having another look through my presents.
I have lots of birding planned for the rest of the week though!