Thursday, 28 March 2013

Garden bling, few signs of Spring

Lots of Blackcaps and Siskins are still coming to the feeders:

 One male Siskin, complete with ring, has been visiting my garden:

Photographing through the double glazing makes reading the ring number impossible, but it would be interesting to know where he was ringed:

The sub-zero temperatures have driven Reed Buntings into the village. I saw a number of birds around before this nice, nearly summer plumaged, male found our seed feeder:

Its still winter in the fields as well, a few Fieldfares and Redwing are lingering with the weather not tempting them to return to Scandinavia yet. This nice stag Roe Deer may have spring on his mind though, with his hareem of does:

I wanted a nice male Ring Ouzel this morning, but just got this Greylag. If anybody cares, this is only the second record of Greylag in the last 5 years. Cuddesdon can't even hang on to domesticated Geese, let alone attract wild ones. 

44 Golden Plover were nice though, with some developing their smart black-bellied summer plumage:

A final female Kestrel:

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