Monday 21st January

I didn't get out to the Meadow today, instead I was sidetracked by some local feral Snow Geese which looked lovely in the snow. My Blackcap is still lording it over my food reserves in my garden but today there have been several Redwings and Blackbirds hunting in the snow-free ground under the children's tree house.

Talking of garden birds, Mary Gregory writes:

"We have had masses of birds in the garden in the last few days - 19 species for last week's BTO count, including jay, reed bunting and redwing, but not the blackcap which had been visiting regularly - it must now prefer your cafeteria. Today we have had a fieldfare twice, going for the rosehips round the patio; also two stock doves, the first for some time."


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