Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Great Spotted Woodpecker


Happy New Year!
What an amazing sight to wake up to this morning. We have had about 6 inches of snow overnight in Gisburn, and its a bit of a shock after the lovely sunny day we had yesterday. The village children are making the most of it, sledging in the fields. Feel sorry for the birds, they are being a lot tamer and coming into the garden to use the feeders so it must be hard for them to find food. We get lots of Blue Tits, some Great Tits and some Coal Tits, a few Chaffinches, Sparrows and Starlings. We have at least three Robins, who all battle although at least two seem to be almost tolerating each other so maybe they are forming a pair. We have a pair of Blackbirds at the front of the house and one pair at the back. They seem to spend a lot of their time trying to chase other birds of all species away ( includung a Woodpecker ). We have had a Blue Tit with a withered leg coming to the feeders since before Christmas, so we are pretty impressed with his resilience. He also looks quite big and is aggressive to other Tits, spreading his wings out and raising the feathers on the back of his head and if they don't get the message attacking them.

Blue Tit with withered leg Jackdaw with rockcake

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