Friday, 18 January 2013
....AND THE BIRDS DROPPED OUT OF THE SKY
So I opted just to top up the feeders and see what turned up in the garden, glad I did. Now I have to confess as a bird photographer my garden is hardly "photographer friendly", firstly it isn't very big, located on a town centre housing estate, and the fact one half of the garden has a metal-style fence stopping the dogs getting out onto the grass during inclement weather thus preventing me having to get mud of their feet when they come running in. There's a yew tree that has Dunnocks,Robins and Goldcrests some sort of non-native tree that's a pain in the arse, no matter how much we chop down and rip it out of the ground the bugger returns and grows rapidly. There's a lot of this bush over the local park so probably spread from there. If you look at the Fieldfare and Long Tail Tit images you can already see that despite the freezing temperatures and now snowit is already budding...grrr.
Until this afternoon I normally I hate snow, but it seems to have brought me a big influx of garden visitors, yipee, luckily for me I got big (12.5kg) bag of bird seed for just £4.99...bargain lol, that drew some funny jokes and looks from those that saw the bag, but I'm glad I did now, he who laughs last and all that...hahahah :) I started to hope for Bramblings or even a Redpoll, but sadly not yet. I was surprised to see the sheer numbers of birds and the noise and the fact that no cat and sadly no Sparrowhawk showed up, still we had our urban Buzzard yesterday and that's becoming quite regular as were the Common Gulls that circle over our house, they looked pretty special against the snow filled skies and had a angelic glow to their underside courtesy of the reflected light off snow covered ground. Great Fun, now hurry up and melt please.