Because of the snow, football was cancelled today so I was excited to see what Winter birds the snow had brought to the garden. By the end of the day I think I got a good result.
This beautiful male Reed Bunting had joined a Chaffinch flock; he stayed for about 20 minutes then took off with a few Chaffinches. Chaffinches were everywhere today, I counted about 12 the most I've ever had at once.
The Great Tits were enjoying the seed today, whereas the Blue Tits preferred the nuts. The Starlings just ate anything of course!
I was looking for the Great Spotted Woodpecker all day today and finally succeeded; capturing it feeding on the fat balls for a good ten minutes.
A flock of ten Fieldfare kept on visiting the garden, (the most I've had this Winter).
This Wood Pigeon had visited my tray today, which is brilliant because I haven't seen him/her for ages.
3 Collared Doves were enjoying their share of the food.
The Robin was coming right up to the door, probably due to the snowy weather.
All the birds were trying out the bird table today, especially the Robin.
More Chaffinches in the snow, this one had a cold foot!
Another exciting thing that happened this week was getting this really old book called Birds of the Wayside and Woodland.
It is really interesting because it is has loads of information in, so it should help me with my bird identifications.
Thank you very much to Stephen Entwistle, the very kind man who has given me the book. He buys and sells old books at auctions. The paintings in the book are marvelous as well.
I hope there is snowy weather next week, ready for the RSPB big garden bird watch.