Rons Blog

Birds from the Site

Hi to all it has been a great season with many new species seen down at the hide. Here are a few that i have taken recently.Juvenile Siskin near our van. White Throated Dipper  and Goldfinch on Thistle bushes at the hide

Mallard Family Arrive

With a nice clear pond its nice to see the family of Mallards on the site pond. I will follow them through their growing up stage and report on the good and hopefully no bad things. Lets hope i can follow them until they fledge.

Blue Tits Leave the nest.

Blue Tits Fledge Well finally the Blue Tits have left the nest and are busy waiting for the adults to feed them.

The Goldcrest Family

As i was carving on saturday under the Birch trees and the Fur trees i heard the Goldcrest young again crying for food from the adults. On firther inspection of the the trees i came across 4 young Goldcrest sitting together on a branch. Its rare to get a good shot of a Goldcrest but… Read more »

First Ever Goldcrest Young.

Great news i was sitting Carving when i heard the High Pitch sound of young birds coming from the pine tree behind our van. On closer inspection i found 8 to 10 young Goldcrest flitting about the tree waiting to be fed by the parents .

What a Variety of Birds we have

Low light yesterday and while sat in the van I noticed many young birds all feeding well. Collard Dove, Redpoll, Robin, Greenfinch, Tree Sparrow, Woodpecker, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Siskin, Chaffinch Great Tit and a young Nuthatch all on our feeders. Very Lucky to have all this and more form my van window. But it has taken… Read more »

Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel. Thanks for the advice on the Squirrel problem on site eating the Seed and destroying the feeders at the Hide. Yesterday Ruth mixed Chilli powder in with the Sunflower Hearts and placed some in our feeder at the back of the van. This morning we sat in bed having a cup of tea… Read more »

The Pond

Pond Bad News Considering we cleared the Pond of surface Algue, i was amazed to see the whole pond forming a film on top of the pond late yesterday. I honestly think that the Barley Straw method of managing the pond will be a waste of time and money.

Hedgehog Watch

Hedgehog Watch We sat out last night as the temperature was lovely, and we got onto the subject of the Hedgehog. 4 years ago when we came to the site was a great year for Hedgehogs. They could be seen through the day feeding at the van. 2015 was the same with 3 or 4… Read more »

A good morning Photography.

What a morning,went down to the hide for a change sat down when i heard the Blackbird going mad so it had to be a Owl. I just went into the field next left of the Hide and a Tawny Owl flew out low into Redstart Wood. The last 4 weeks has been really quiet,… Read more »

Blue Tits Busy

Great to watch the family of Blue tits behind our van in a box that i built 3 years ago. There really busy busy feeding from first light to dusk. Its only a matter time until they fledge.

The Pond

I am glad to say that after 2 hours hard graft me and Colin cleared the pond of Algue with a bit of supervision from Ruth. The next stage is to place small nets with Barley Straw in and move them around every few days. Hopefully this will work and we can have a nice… Read more »

Peanuts

PEANUT FEEDERS. The Blue Tits are feeding the young so please dont put Whole Peanuts out as this could kill the young. Plus with the hot weather and very good temperature there are many insects and caterpillers around for the birds to be feeding on and giving to their young.

Goodenbergh Pond

Goodenbergh Pond. I was asked last week by Graham if i would clear the pond of the Algae that has formed over the winter and the past few months. I cleared it with Ruth and Carol last year so that the Malard Young could take flight. When the Bellermy Trust came to visit the site… Read more »

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Went to try and capture young GSW being fed by Adults. First attempt failed with both parents seeing me. I dont like doing it but i reverted back to a timer controlled Gadget and went and hid in the undergrowth. Not my best pictures but good to see them feeding like this.

Hot Day for the Birds

Weather very hot and having an effect on the birds on site. The feeders are quiet with most birds feeding on insects and grubs. Had a walk round early morning and late eveing and managed to get a nice Willow Warbler, Redstart Phaesant Song Thrush and a young Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Bluebell Heaven

Just a lovely sight when the sun is going down over Goodenbergh, the Buttercups shining bright over the meadow.