Sunday, 11 May 2008
Bird Count at Minsteracres.
The kind of day that lifts the spirit, purely by virtue of the variety of fellow creatures we saw en route around Minsteracres.
In approximately 2 hours, amongst others, we encountered:
Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Being territorial, standing over a hole in dead wood.
Difficult to see initially but, now I know, I'll see them again!
Too many to count really..
These two were high on a 'wanted' list and eventual 'Trophy' sightings for me!
The Nuthatch creeps down and..
The Treecreeper, up.
Betraying it's game self by rustling in the undergrowth and 'coughing' dramatically.
Sitting in a tree, bizarrely!
At a distance, but recognisable due to it's trademark, namesake, 'White Arse'.
More territorial action, this time in defiance of the visiting...
Just the one.
Sighted collecting mouthfuls of mud for nesting.
Round the house!
Walking off, like a dog before the car.
Overlooking a selection of traps designed to halt it's progress over the gradually southward travelling Red.