Saturday, 24 November 2012

Gold 'n Nuts

It doesn't look like I'm going to get much photography done over the next few days with the weather forecast being as it is, so a couple of hours spent in the hide since the last report was gratefully taken. I wish I could leave my hide in-situ but I do not want to take the chance of an opportunist thief having it away, although it is at least 200 yards from a road I know how my luck pans out.

I know there has been lots of activity at the FS when I'm not there, but whether its a case of my hide being too obvious or just the fact that it's not there all the time I do not feel I'm getting the visitors when I'm in it. The Jay came down again twice whilst I was in it, but he comes, grabs a peanut and is off with no chance to focus on him. I know the GSW has been too but it sits nearby calling but doesn't seem to want to visit when I am there. I am heartened by the fact that there is some activity there and hope that as the weather gets colder it will pick up. It's my first attempt at a private FS so I will persevere.

The Goldfinches come and so far they have not disappointed.

I just have to move them forward away from the hedge, but I'm not complaining.

The House sparrows and tits still visit.

as does the Robin,

but still the most entertaining are the squirrels. Despite the fact that they are eating all my fat balls and have ruined my peanut feeder I don't mind them coming.

I haven't managed to go see if the SEO's are still coming out recently, My mother has kept me busy. I also want to pop to RSPB Conwy as soon as I get chance and some decent weather.

Come back soon and see what's developed.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Let the Sun Shine.

Managed 3 hrs in the hide today, was pleased by the number of visitors, Jay, GSW, Magpie, Long tailed tit, Blue tit, Great Tit, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Blackbird, Robin, House Sparrow and Squirrel.

The Jay swooped down grabbed a peanut and disappeared in a second or two, so no pic of him. The GSW stayed at the back of the hedge on an apple tree so no pic of him, and no decent pic of the Magpie or Blackbird.

A small flock of about 5 Long tails came to visit.

The Goldfinch would pop down for a feed then disappear for about 30 mins before coming back.

The Blue tits and Great tits come regularly.

The House Sparrows give lots of photo opportunities.

Robin red breast is gorgeous.

But star of this post is a very acrobatic Squirrel, this is a male.

This was just as the last of the light was fading, he was grabbing a peanut from the feeder, which he has just about destroyed and eating it whilst hanging..

I haven't managed to snap a fieldfare on Mistle Thrush as yet, may have to temporarily relocate the hide for them. The Jay would be a lovely addition if I could get them coming more often.