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Friday, 8 January 2010

A Fresh Blanket of Snow


As the icy white grip of winter tightens its grip on the local landscape, and the snow was some 4 inches deep, more and more birds are visiting the garden desperate for food. The ones that visit ours are in luck as there is plenty of different bird food provided daily. A Redwing was again visiting the Holly tree feasting on the berries and often perching in the trees in the garden. Up to 3 Blackbird were also seen, although none of these Thrushes took advantages of the apples especially put out for them on the lawn. A Jay was seen in bushes just outside the garden and a charming group of around 10 Long- tailed Tits (the fatballs were a particular favourite) , 3 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit and 1 Greenfinch provided a hive of activity and gratefully eating the food provided.
Ground feeders included 3 Chaffinch, 2 Dunnock and a Robin attracted by the wild bird seed and meal worms put out near the bird bath.

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