Sunday, 24 January 2016

Winter Feeding Station and Dog Walking Along the Viking Way.

Yesterday I needed to check on the feeders at both feeding stations so decided to have an hour in the hide at Scallows.  I had sat in during the real cold a few days ago and surprisingly there was little activity.  We have noticed this before: when the weather is really cold the birds tend to stay tucked up somewhere, presumably conserving energy and living off fat reserves,  Once it warms up slightly they immediately beginning feeding again to top up on lost reserves.  This was certainly the case yesterday with plenty of birds back and forth.  It was good to see a group of long tailed tits make a couple of visits, but I din't manage any pictures.  Snow drops are just beginning to come into flower at Scallows, but there is no sign of the aconites as yet.  Strange as in other places both are well in flower.  Perhaps they are slightly later with being high on the Wolds.  I look forward to the magnificent display in a few weeks time, however.

Later in the afternoon we took Jet for a walk along the Viking Way long distance footpath at Walesby, which here follows the edge of the scarp slope of the Wolds with wonderful views across the valley to Lincoln.  We had hoped for a good sunset, but sadly the cloud persisted.

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Blue Tit
Blue Tit
Chaffinch, Female
Chaffinch, Female
Chaffinch, Male
Coal Tit
Great Tit
Great Tit
Great Tit
Nuthatch
Pheasant stealing the blackbird's apples.
Who Me??
Pheasant
Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Male
Walesby Ramblers Church
Pond, Risby
Derelict Farm Machinery
Castle Farm
Scots Pine

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