The view from the barn
Equipment needed for a winter feeding station; seed and 'her indoors' to
clear the snow!
The feeding station prior to clearing
A number of Pink-feet flew over this morning
I didn't do a count at the feeding station but there was well over 200 Tree Sparrows. I then had to 'slip and slide' my way to the office at Myerscough College and top up my office window feeding station. The feeders at the office were constantly busy with Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker. It is difficult to estimate the number of individual birds but I would guess that it was more in the hundreds than the tens!
The forecast looks okay for some ringing tomorrow, but with the countryside covered in snow I don't want to 'work' the feeding station and disturb the birds as there is nowhere else for them to feed other than at the feeding station. So I'll probably head to the coast and the 'obs' in the morning and have a look there.