Saturday, December 24, 2016

... and a partridge in a pear tree


A covey of 18 red-legged partridge turned up this afternoon. Emerging one by one from the hedge to feed below the feeders for several minutes and then disappearing back the way they came.



No doubt escaping from the nearby shoot and not yet destined to end up on the Christmas table.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

SWT Christmas Task


Sussex Wildlife Trust volunteers clearing scrub on Malling Down, Lewes.

A good Christmas turnout on a misty Sunday morning. Not too cold or windy.

Clearing a few small clumps of hawthorn, dogwood saplings and the ash tree felled last time, got the bonfire going. Sausage rolls and mince pies around the fire for lunch.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New garden visitor!


Finally!

I occasionally see or hear one of these flying across the local park but one has never visited my garden feeders until today!

Definitely prefers the fat balls or the fatty nibbles and has now been seen on at least three days. It may of course have been sneaking in when I wasn't looking.

I daresay it won't put in an appearance for BTO Big Garden Birdwatch!