Monday, 28 January 2008

A glorious Sunday

What a beautiful day today was. My good intentions of doing all my washing and household chores went out of the window somewhat when i realised this might be the best chance over the next few days for some photography. A trip to Slimbridge had been on offer but i had turned it down. I needed to find something to reconcile myself for making that foolish mistake. At the same time i did not want to go too far because an afternoon of watching FA Cup football was also on the cards. A decision was made to spend a short time at Cannop to see what was on the lakes and the feeding station at the small lake. I had not been there long when a male Brambling showed itself.

He was followed by a male Reed Bunting, also making good with the offerings available.

It was a shame that so many people were about because they didn't stay long. The constant stream of cyclists and walkers meant that the birds spent as long in the tree tops as they did on the feeders. A pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers also showed briefly.

On the whole it was a great hour spent watching. Also present were the usual Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, and a brief Treecreeper. Also present was either Willow or Marsh Tit, but i'm afraid I cannot yet tell the difference.

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