Category Archives: Birds

Long-tailed tits

A little gang of long-tailed tits suddenly appeared on the feeder. The robin soon saw them off, but they were delightful while they stayed. Advertisements

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By the river

The compensation for such a wet, cold winter like this one is that I am moved to make the most of any bright day. Yesterday I got my wellington boots from the garden shed and headed down to the river. … Continue reading

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Leighton Moss

Unfortunately Northern Rail don’t run Starling Specials, so I had to leave a quarter of an hour before the starling murmurations were likely to start. But it was a lovely afternoon anyway.

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Shelducks in Southport

Despite yesterday’s snow and last night’s freezing temperatures, today was pleasant enough to tempt me to Southport. My destination was the small RSPB reserve at Marshside, north of the town. On the train from Wigan to Southport I noticed large … Continue reading

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Leighton Moss

A pleasant walk around the reserve today. Robins and tits flitting between the trees; even the coal tits have started posing for photographs. Lots of teal; at first I mistook their short whistling calls for wigeon. There was some interesting … Continue reading

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Too late for the garden birdwatch!

The first bird I saw this morning was a tree-creeper – front AND back trees.

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RSPB Garden Birdwatch

A damp morning (no change there, then), but less windy than the weekend. I watched for an hour, willing the tree-creeper to put in an appearance. Even the wood pigeons stayed away – probably in protest at the netting I … Continue reading

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