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February 2014

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

January Bird Survey

January Bird Survey

The mild windy wet weather reduced the variety of birds on my feeders, but numbers of the species that did turn up were good. While fieldfares and redwings were thin on the ground, despite plenty of windfall apples there were plenty of the usual blue tits, great tits, dunnocks, robins and chaffinches. Greenfinches were present, but still not anything like to their old numbers. House sparrows were completely absent and starlings barely present

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

January Bird Survey -- REMINDER

January Bird Survey -- REMINDER

The mild windy wet weather reduced the variety of birds on my feeders, but numbers of the species that did turn up were good. While fieldfares and redwings were thin on the ground, despite plenty of windfall apples there were plenty of the usual blue tits, great tits, dunnocks, robins and chaffinches. Greenfinches were present, but still not anything like to their old numbers. House sparrows were completely absent and starlings barely present. Star bird was a beautiful male pheasant which turned up on several days to forage for spilled seed under the feeders. A very exotic bird indeed for a modest suburban garden, a mile at least from the nearest breeding habitat in Hayes Farm. I hope he found his way back and didn't end up a meal for some urban predator!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

REMINDER -- Members Group Talk -- 'Wildlife of Western Australia' By Glenda Law -- Wed 12th Feb.

REMINDER -- Members Group Talk -- 'Wildlife of Western Australia' By Glenda Law -- Wed 12th Feb.

Who hasn't dreamed of experiencing first hand the wonderful wildlife of Australia? Glenda has been a keen birdwatcher for over 40 years and her love for birds and wildlife has taken her to many exotic locations. This is a chance to travel to Australia with her in spirit at least, and forget Bromley in February! Please note the talk will start at 7.30pm and we have to vacate the room by 9pm.