Tuesday, 24 March 2020

West Worthing

Lockdown birding from the garden wasn't so bad this morning. I caught a female Firecrest and a Goldfinch, both new ringing species for the garden. Sightings included a male Blackcap, a Coal Tit and two Jackdaws and a Rook overhead.

Ingrid and I have worked on moving and overhauling the bird feeding station to a position that I now feel will eventually draw birds in; we've done away with the metal pole and have constructed a feeding station made out of driftwood straight from the shores of Loch Tay. What bird could resist? Well, currently everything other than Collared Doves and Herring Gulls, but that's already a huge improvement on the previous setup.

female Firecrest

2cy Goldfinch