Friday, 17 May 2013

Babies and More

Went to Attenborough a couple of times in the last few weeks saw a few Families and a few summer migrants so here are some of the Pictures.


Great Crested Grebe


Mute Swan


Buzzard


Little Grebe


Cormorant


Duck on a Bird Table


Baby Coots


Sedge Warbler


Whitethroat


Tern


Duckling Family


Egyptian Geese Family


Woodpecker (great Spotted)


Swallow


Canada Goose Family


Baby Moorhen

Watch out next week for Coastal birds and Waders

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Garden Nest Box - Part One

For the second year we have had a garden nest box with the hope that we may attract some Blue tits to nest.  Last year was unsuccessful but this year a lot of interest was shown.




After a week or so of testing out the box they just stopped coming to the box.  It wasn't until the day after that we realized why.  It appeared they had been evicted, by a pair of Great tits.  Below is a short video of what was happening



Here is a video of what happened

Over the next few days there was frantic activity with the birds coming and going all day with nesting material






Over the last couple of weeks the visits have slowed down and only one of the birds has been seen. So we believe the female is in the box with eggs.  Fingers crossed.

The next couple of weeks will tell us this.

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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Bulwell Hall Park

Last Weekend I took a Walk round Bulwell Hall Park.  A place close to home but an area I have not visited for quite some time.

Home to Buzzards, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers and many other Birds and Wildlife.

The Area Comprises of a Golf Course, wooded area, a small Beck and a couple of Ponds.

Here are a couple of views.


The Beck


A view across one of the Ponds


Used to be a Railway line here

Last weeks sightings, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Coot, Blackbird, Jay, Magpie, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Song Thrush, Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, Pheasant, Black Headed Gull, Grey Squirrel and a Rabbit.


Green Woodpecker


Great Spotted Woodpecker


Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker in the same tree


Mistle Thrush


Female Blackbird


Redwing


Sunday, 7 April 2013

Birds of the Garden

With the weather taking a turn for the better this week I thought I would show some of the birds seen in the garden over the last week or so.  Which also may help new Bird watchers in what to look out for,  All of the birds listed below I have seen in my garden this week.

Most of the Birds Below either feed on the Feeders and Tables.  You may find the Blackbirds hunting around for worms.

Goldfinch like Nyger Seed but also eat Sunflower Hearts

Magpies Feed on nuts from the ground.

Robin, Starling, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Blackbird, Collared Dove, Wood Pigeon, Chaffinch, Wren and Magpie


Blue Tit


Goldfinch


Blackbird (Female)


House Sparrow


House Sparrow (with Nesting Material)


Wren


Collared Dove


Starling


Male And Female Chaffinch


Coal Tit


Great Tit


Long Tailed Tit


Robin