Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Firecrest in the garden

Local patch: the highlight today was a female FIRECREST, feeding on a spruce-tree in mid afternoon. This is one of the few records of the species this year (for the patch). In previous years it used to be more common in autumn and winter. In the area also the usual garden birds, including Great Tits taking seeds from the RSPB feeder (sometimes also a single Blue Tit), 2-3 Chaffinches on the lawn, 1 Dunnock heard, 1m and 1f Blackcap feeding on small berries from a bush and a Sandwich Tern on the sea (flew past).