Woodland birds .

Often call at this woodland glade which is popular during the summer months when the weather s better but tends to be forgotten about during the winter .. a shame because if you trouble to take seeds and nuts you re soon rewarded.

Soon spotted ..

I tried to place some nuts in crevices of branches but soon outwitted so needed to distract this chap ..

Whilst others twigged what I was up to ..

Featured birds inc .

Greater spotted woodpecker.

Chaffinch (f) and Willow tit.

Bluetits , Great tit and Willow tit.

Nuthatch and Great tit.

Long tailed tits and Willow tit.

Coal tit and Willow tit.

Comments

10 Feb, 2011
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aster said:

They must have been looking out for you BB !
A beautiful collection of photo's,long tailed tits too,wonderful :)

10 Feb, 2011
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kenrick said:

Agree with Aster. I get LTT's in the 'buddy' tree in some of my photos. I hear the noise first, but then within seconds, they are gone!

10 Feb, 2011
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littlewren said:

wow BB that is some collection....great birds and great photos.....fab to see the willow tit....and the ltts and the.....well you get it the picture......Have been to Wallington again today....a few pics to post tomorrow.

10 Feb, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Thanks LW .. sunflower hearts and a few mealworms mixed with nuts , couldnt get the woodpecker to come close enough but was soon able to do a Nick and lean out of my van whilst they were a few feet away..

Hope the weather was as good for you today .. sure Wallington looked a bit better with some sun , dont most things? Look forward to your photos.

Thanks Ken .. yes constantly on the go arent they , we have them in the garden too but rarely when the sun is out usually misty cold those lovely rare sunny frosty mornings are great to catch them on branches , easier said than done though..

10 Feb, 2011
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lincslass said:

Gosh these are lovely photographs, you obviously know the places to visit Bb....

10 Feb, 2011
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johnponting said:

Yesterday, while out for a short cycle ride, I discovered that we have a Local Nature Reserve within 2 miles of home. Plenty of singing and a few distant spots but need to return with food and camera.

11 Feb, 2011
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david said:

Wonderful pics, Bb. From these, and the list, this certainly sounds like a real "treasure" of a spot to visit.

11 Feb, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Thanks Lincslass often pass here to and from work and when organised enough .. call in to top up feeders esp during winter months.

Yes JP .. patches like this of native woodland are rare here dominated so much by coniferous forests , fortunately well protected by being inside a National park.

Thanks David , its only a small pull in but can do a Nick and pull up whilst birds approach .

11 Feb, 2011
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david said:

Lol! Have been thinking about where, around here, I can "do a Nick", some kind of hit 'n' run with the camera!

11 Feb, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Hit and run David ?? That sounds drastic. Now no cheating with pics of road kill !!!

12 Feb, 2011
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hobbit said:

Loved looking at these, Bb, especially like the Nuthatch. Have never seen one in 'real life' so to speak. : o )

12 Feb, 2011
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What a wonderful Blog Bb....What a great discovery your Woodland Glade has turned out to be for us. All those close ups
of these little birds, seeing those cheeky little expressions on their
tiny faces such, a delight. I especially loved, the Nuthatch, as i do not often see them as much as the Tit family...what a great idea
listing, all the birds included. Also loved seeing the Woodpecker,
So thoughtful of you Bb, thinking of these little birds Summer &
Winter...

13 Feb, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Thanks Hobbit fairly common birds of deciduous woodland really seem to enjoy the challenge of monkey nuts tapping on their shells ..hoping a nut might hatch ?

Thanks FP such woods are rare here surrounded by coniferous forests given over to larch primarily.Clearly the birds have learnt to visit and dont associate vehicles with us humans can sit a few feet away and some like the tit family will fly down as feed being put out.

Occassionally Roe deer will venture out from the forest too but the slightest move and gone ..

13 Feb, 2011
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hobbit said:

Talking nuts ... which I do quite often I'm told ... Sid Squirrel ... our daily visitor ... is in my bad books for burying Peanuts in the flower borders! I planted 3 shrubs yesterday and had to remove Peanuts at each planting ... lol! Bless him. : o ))

15 Feb, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Bless him indeed .. perhaps a bit of role reversal Hobbit ? wait for him to do the digging then plant where hes made the holes ..

16 Feb, 2011
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hobbit said:

Lol, Bb! : o ))))

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