Feeding station was absolutely heaving with birds - & lots of new visitors too. The Reed Buntings confused a few of the "new" watchers, especially the Female.
A special thanks to the kind Gent who donated a couple of bags of Bird seed - which was a very popular mix with the birds.
Couple of snaps of 2 of the birds most people come to see:
Siskin & Lesser Redpoll doing some serious posing for me!
Hi all This just a quick reminder that the Groups 2nd A.G.M. will be held this Wednesday evening. We have achieved a great deal in the past 12 months - many thanks to those who helped, either physically or with welcomed donations - and some of the results will be shown on the night. We have lots to do in this coming year, so we need the help of YOU to achieve our goals with the development of this important nature reserve. Come along to the meeting and meet like minded people and find out if you can help as well. See this LINK for more information, and HERE for a map of location or ring Graham on 07958 163032 or Bruce on 07914 528141
I wanted to help out with the nest box building on Saturday - but had some Personal business needed attending to. So I popped down on Sunday, especially as there was a possibility of a coating of snow!
No Snow at Cromwell but the feeding area was positively heaving. Siskin & L.T.Tits were constantly visiting 10+ of each most of the day. Chaffinch were the same 10+. I couldn't guess the Blue & Great Tit numbers, just too many, Goldfinch were at 6, & a single lonesome Redpoll.
Siskins were Posing everywhere!
So were L.T.Tits - A good day for photo's of these fellas.
A few more Posers!
Not sure if the Redpolls have moved on? But there was a large flock of Siskin around the tree tops all day & we were getting good numbers at the feeders again. Shame it was so cold (brrr) but Siskin Photo Oppertunities were fantastic, & I got a nice posing Coal Tit, usually most illusive.
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We had a lot of new visitors again to the feeding area, which means plenty of new people are enjoying our birds, & finding out about our group.
Plenty of cards handed out for information, I assume some of them are going to look in at this site, so here's a few snaps of some of what they were seeing:
Mr Sad looking Robin:
Who cheered up a bit.
Mr Bullfinch put on a good display as usual.
Goldies were around a bit too:
Blue & Great Tits were everywhere singing & chasing each other:
& one of my personal Fav's are still around:
A lot of people are finding "Mr Sad Robin" highly amusing grabbing seed & scraps from the bench & around our feet, but he can drive you nuts - Singing full blast only 2 feet away for hours on end lol.