More and more birds in the garden

The snow is on the ground and it's clearly more difficult for birds to find food so the garden feeders have been overwhelmed with birds. There was a flock of at least 50 finches flying around late morning but earlier therre had been around 20 Goldfinches, 30 or so Redpolls as well as lots of Blackbirds and even a couple of Mistle Thrushes on the ground. It's a long time since they've visited the garden to feed.

I must thank the local Whiteheads supermarket for donating a few apples that were past their best. The thushes are loving them.

Nothing much has changed at the Reservoir though with the canal frozen, there are a few more birds there but not as many as I would have expected. Eleven Mute Swans, 22 Tufted Ducks and 24 Coots (including the colour ringed one) showed a slight increase in numbers. Otherwise the Grebes were still present as were the six Cormorants and a few Lapwings. Still not many gulls other than Black-headeds and a few Common Gulls.

Nuthatches continue to call in Cut Wood and a flock of Redwings were feeding but being disturbed by dogs.

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