Friday, 1 March 2013

Is Spring springing at last?

A trip to HESC in the late winter sunshine almost gave us the impression that spring was in the air.

Watery afternoon sun at HESC
This feeling was enhanced by birds in song, particularly the tits and several buds and new shoots showing.

Signs of new growth, if only the economy looked this good!

Wild Rose

Willow
Talking of tits and willow...

Willow Tit
and a few more tits for good measure...

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Long-tailed tit

Marsh Tit
Other birds included...

Little Grebe
Dunnock
 
Chaffinch

Robin
and a pheasant that came...

... posed...

... and pushed off again.
Let's hope the worst of the weather is now behind us.

The birds in the garden continue to feed voraciously and we are still getting seven male blackbirds in the garden at the same time, surely these birds will soon be moving on.

One of our seven male Blackbirds
To my delight the male Siskin has made a few fleeting appearances but surely he won't linger for much longer.

Siskin
Roll on Spring!




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