Sunday, 9 December 2012
But what a joy today seeing these truly British Squirrels again after such a long time span especially only 20 miles up the A19!..
One of the friendly staff/volunteers here has set feeders up (has had for 2 years apparently) beside the car parking area and the Reds along with countless birds etc. are benefiting from this locals endeavours. Hats off to the bloke! He even let me, Jan and Malcolm( pleasure to see you again) sit on the small train here to be more comfy to view the feeders.
viewing public. Three quid each well spent!
On a sadder note : A Grey Squirrel was photographed earlier today here, the first the local lad who tends the feeders here has encountered. Trap set and lets hope its caught or taken out!
Saturday, 1 December 2012
After about a hour around the mound area here, there was no Shorties hunting or showing and quite frankly nowt much else either. Sless and Scuzz appeared soon after my futile wander and we decided to try the section of the cliff tops just south of Frenchmans bay which has produced winter buntings over the years. We met Vivien returning from this patch who informed us that 4 Snow Bunting were in the area...nice!
They flew back towards Frenchmans bay and after a few disturbances by passing traffic along this coastal path they settled to feed in the near by grass.
One of only 2 Skylarks encountered on this visit, its more than likely heading south.
No luck Owl related on this visit but the banter was excellent with many a friendly face on show.
Theres been no privacy in our bathroom the last few weeks, this lass has become a lodger here for now.