There has been an upswing in records of Penduline Tits this winter. I finally managed to see them myself yesterday (Saturday 21st) at Walberwick where 2 fine resplendant males fed on bulrushes.
Typically, the first sign of them was drifting fluff flew off the Reed Mace. It was a treat too, to hear their very high pitched whistling calls. Also present on the walk were a party of 5 "tpinging" Bearded Tits, another reedbed specialist. 3 female Marsh harriers quartered the reedbeds too.
I only managed distant shots as you will see shortly.
Today in the garden, I was treated to very confiding views of the female Green Woodpecker as she probed the lawn for food in the early morning.
The Marsh Marigolds around the garden pond are flowering bringing an early splash of colour to the garden. The Chiff- Chaff was still singing regularly yesterday, too.