25 May 2013 At The Hide This Week

29th May 2013
As I drove down to the hide I wasn’t expecting to see any birds other than the usual suspects which is just as well as I didn’t, so I wasn’t disappointed.

However it was a lovely day, the sun was bright, there was next to no wind and the birds were singing and in the words of Larry Grayson, “Oh what a gay day”.

There were quite a few birds at the feeders and plenty flying over along with dainty butterflies flitting from flower to flower.


Small White Butterfly

Butterflies included Large and Small White, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell, birds flying over included Gulls, Kestrel, Buzzard, Wood Pigeon, Lapwing, Crow and Buzzard and probably plenty of others that I didn’t see while my eye was to the viewfinder.

There were a constant supply of finches visiting the feeders, Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Chaffinch.


Chaffinch


Goldfinch

House Sparrows both male and female dropped in and also Dunnock although it kept to the undergrowth and didn’t show itself very well.


Female House Sparrow

Male and female Pheasants also strolled in to have an easy feed.

There are always plenty of Blackbirds around but generally don’t tend to visit the feeders or at least not while I’m there; however there is always the exception and one did drop in.


Female Blackbird

Blue Tits were also back and to, to the feeders along with Great Tits and the obligatory Robin.

While I was sat in the hide I could hear a bird calling but couldn’t see it then I eventually did, it was a young Great Tit. It could fly a little but it was still being fed by its parents.

So I got a few photos of this cute young bird with its fluffy feathers.


Great Tit Chick on my camera bag


Feeding Time


Feeding Time

Hope you enjoyed my writings and the pics..

Cheers

Andy

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