After a great morning i went to the Hide abd caught some good shots of a Woodpecker and Jackdaw flying in for food.
As i promised when i started the Blog this season i said i would post pictures and my findings on the Goodenbergh site, not only from the site and Hide but in the local area. Yes i do have a life outside the site and hide. So when me and Ruth were out yesterday we… Read more »
The Grey Squirrell has found the Hide and the food source, i dont mind them but after destroying the feeders i bought and nesting in all but one of the 5 Tawny Owl it becomes clear that they do have an impact on the wildlife on the site. Mixed feelings.
The Swallows are here and busy making the their nest in the stable area’s. Its lovely to hear the sound of them calling as you walk past the stables.
A big Pheasant came into the hide area last night and fluffed its feathers up, just take a look at the detail in the feathers it reminds me of painting everything in detail and perfect.
I have redisigned the pond at the back of the pond. I have replaced the large rocks with grey slate. this will give the birds a place to drink. i put the seed down to see what reflection i would get, so when the Nuthatch came in for some seed it gave me a good idea… Read more »
The site is very quiet at the moment with most birds are incubating the eggs ready for the arrival of the young birds. I went down to the Hide yasterday and got sight of the Male and Female Reed Bunting. They must be nesting in the reeds in the field next to the cattle shed…. Read more »
When i said there would be a pond at the end of today i meant it. 1 hour to dig with Ruth then Bill and David got the rocks down and we had it built for 3pm. Thanks to Colin for bringing 60 Gallon of water down. Got my first refection of the Pheasant tonight…. Read more »
Great news the Redstart has arrived on site and was spotted today whilst i sat at the hide, the Female landed in the aoole tree followed by the Male. They were to far away but i got one at distance of the Male.
As i went out tonight i past the stables and watched the Swallows flying into the stable area, i just though how can they build the nest without mud and straw so i filled up a couple of small hollows in the ground with water and when i returned later they had turned to mud… Read more »
A nice sight as you approach the hide, the Bluebells are amazing and with the light coming through the trees was ust amazing.
We are back from holiday on the isle of Mull. I have been down to check the hide and all is well. Weather is being very kind to the wildlife on site so we should have a good chance that all the young birds will have agood start in life when they fledge. The Blackbirds… Read more »
As i sat photographing the Woodpecker i sat back in amazement at aStoat that wascoming straight at the shed where i was sitting but somthing spooked it and it went off to the right. This is a first for me, first the Brown Hare then the Stoat.
I went down to the hide on Thursday night and sat there waiting for the Woodpecker and the Jay to come and feed. The Sun was just going down when over near the fence i saw 2 big ears sticking up in the air. A Brown Hare had ventoured into the hide. I though there… Read more »
While i waiting for the Kingfisher the Grey Wagtail and Pied Wagtail came very close to where i was sitting. The light was great and they both sat there for a while so i could get some nice shots of bothe Wagtail birds. They flit about so its very hard to get a shot in… Read more »
Early morning sat on the river Greta. The water was very low and the sun was shining all i needed was the Kingfisher to fly by. That never happened but this Oystercatcher landed and started to feed on the river bed.
Lovely evening at the hide when the male Reed Bunting came in for its last feed, i managed to get a few different poses.
Great news a few species of bird have young that have fledged the nest. The Blackbird is close in 3 nests, the Starling is close to but tonight a Mistle Thrush was feeding a young one close to reception. Great to see but if you see the young Mistle Thrush on the ground be aware… Read more »