Sunday, 1 February 2009

Bleak House

A cracking start to the February Bird Count, as a Sparrowhawk drifted past the window as I opened the curtains, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker attacked the suet feeder as I prepared breakfast.
A party of about eight Long-tailed Tits quickly followed, taking a few pecks and then moving on.
The wind is hitting the house, coming off the channel on its way from a chilly eastern Europe, so a day of gardening is in order, moving the compost heap onto the flower beds which should provide good pickings for the ground-feeding birds.

The forecastsnow is expected to arrive during Monday, so instead of not being able to get to work, it more likely that I'll be stuck at work.


Warren Baker said...

certainly is a cold blow out there today Steve.
Think i'll stay in for this afternoon a get some birds on the garden list!

Anonymous said...

Good start to you count...

NW Nature Nut said...

I had a look at your "garden list"...not bad. Love those Long-tailed Tits, very cute. My "yard list" is coming along. I'll be home tomorrow, so I should be able to add a few more!

Seth and Michelle said...

Great photos. We love the Long-Tailed Tits, too!

Pretty good start to your Feb list, as well.