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.

4 comments:

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!

ramblingwoods.com 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.