Hillers Garden Centre Hide, Nr. Alcester.

Had an hour whilst the boss was quartering the garden centre looking for plants earlier today.

Lots of young birds around but unfortunately I only had my long lens with me so I was unable to take photos of the young Coal Tits, Great Tits and Blue Tits which were quite happy to sit on the feeder literally a foot away. Great to watch though!

This is a taste of what I could take on one of the other feeders.

The Collared Dove, Stock Dove and the Rabbit were amongst the wildlife in front of the hide.

Other birds during the hour were several Jackdaws, lots of Chaffinches, a male Great Spotted Woodpecker, a juvenile Robin and a juvenile Blackbird.

…..and I couldn’t resist this cheeky one!

Comments

14 Jun, 2011
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muddywalters said:

Great set Dave, especially liked the Stock Dove - don't see them too often.

15 Jun, 2011
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wonderful set Dave

15 Jun, 2011
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littlewren said:

fabulous photos.....what a garden centre that must be....none around me with bird hides etc.....

15 Jun, 2011
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mike said:

Super set Dave - could be worth a trip to that place.

15 Jun, 2011
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robashfield said:

Great blog dave,lovely photos.Must persuade her indoors to go there!!

15 Jun, 2011
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bird_e said:

What a great set of photo's, crystal clear.

15 Jun, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Wonderul photos dave...particularly like the last one..lovely close up of the cheeky chappy !

15 Jun, 2011
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eje said:

Super set of phot's Dave,especially the wittle bunny wabbit.

15 Jun, 2011
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david said:

Wonderful pics, Dave. So nice to read of a garden centre which has facilities for local wildlife. Know of only one near home, most don't. Will have to suggest this when visiting GCs in future.

17 Jun, 2011
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jane said:

Dave...this is a lovely blog which I have thoroughly enjoyed. My favourite photo is of the Stock dove...as Muddy says they are not often seen...but very attractive bird I think.
Love to see that rabbit munching on the apples and that last squirrel shot...well...just perfect. Many thanks for sharing and as David says...brilliant way to blend GCs with wildlife care.Should be done more often !

17 Jun, 2011
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davehowle said:

Thanks Jane. We're lucky to have it within 30 minutes drive.

17 Jun, 2011
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jane said:

Thats lovely Dave...have similar GC here..you can have a cuppa and share with a resident robin looking for titbits ! Doesnt get much better !

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