I was bitter cold, but it had to be done, after all it is harder for them to find food and get warm than it it is me.
I sat by the kitchen window on and off through out the day so see what showed, straight away the most numerous to show was Starlings checking out the food that was around.
The other bird that absolutely loves it is the Great Spotted Woodpecker, but he/she didn't show today, the one day I thought it would. Up until late in the afternoon I only had the usual species visit to feed. (A full list of species seen at home today will be listed at the end) I did attempt to photograph a few of the garden visitors but the snow was coming down so heavy,and it didn't ease off until the afternoon.
When I did attempt shooting, now and again the central heating boiler would fire up, and throw out it's usual exhausts, so I had to pick my moment if I wanted to produce any half decent shots. The few I did get was:
|Male Blackbird that was foraging close to the kitchen window.|
|Robin in the bush behind the feeders|
Then just as I was packing up I saw a small bird fly in, and feed in the clearing. It turned out to be the female Grey Wagtail. Now I knew I would get a rubbish photo if I was to attempt it because it was getting dark and the bird would look like a silhouette shot but I took it just the same. you can see that it is a Grey Wagtail by it's jizz, greyish back, long tail, yellow under tail.