Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Winter Snack

We went up to High Moor in Wykeham Forest on Saturday after some of the early snow on Thursday & Friday (before Saturday evenings deluge).

I don't know what has happened to the bird feeding station that was there (informal). All the remaining feeders were empty, perhaps unfortunately some older ladies who used to be regularly feeding the birds can no longer make it. However, the seed tray attached to the tree has gone, all you seem to get is people just parking up and going off, maybe biking much to the chagrin of anyone who might want to observe the birds. If only they parked to one side of the feeders.

In fairness it is hard to spot anymore that it is a feeding place for the birds. Why though would you go into the forest have a few bottles (lots of) larger, bag up all the rubbish and bottles and leave two bags of rubbish on the car park! No doubt the Forestry Commision have to clear this up.

Anyway a few seeds and nuts later and there were lots of Coal Tits flying in and a Robin (of course) and the odd Blue Tit, Great Tit.


Bob Bushell said...

Good, you are keeping the feeding stations in good food. The problem is that some people are feeding the birds with old bread. I don't want to be nasty, but these are really bad for them.
Have yourself a beautiful christmas.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Bob the birds need all the help they can get at the moment.
You have a great Christmas too.

Val said...

Beautiful shots Mike...
Merry Christmas and Happy new year my friend!

Chris said...

Oups sorry Mike I used the google account of my half, it was not val but Chris ;-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely images of a super little bird Mike.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.