Undoing Work

Friday, January 6th 2017

Our main activities today were not particularly photogenic, as we were finishing off a report and preparing for the January Winter Worky Day tomorrow. However, we did spot a feeder full of long-tailed tits – and they ARE photogenic! I can see eleven in the picture, one with a ring visible. Perhaps some of them are the ones our licensed bird ringers put rings on back in December? Without reading their ring numbers we can’t be sure, but we do know that long-tailed tits are very social. They stay in their family groups over winter and huddle up together at night for warmth, so it’s not unlikely that they are wearing rings from the same string!

A thank you to Colin who helped us today by filling the bird feeders – he was the first to spot the long-tailed tits - and carefully tidied up the unsightly mole hills in the Field Centre garden (the reflection on the window doesn’t benefit the photo sadly).

As we ate lunch I caught movement in the corner of my eye. A new molehill appearing! But I didn’t get outside quickly enough to see the mole…

We couldn’t quite decide if Colin had been undoing its work or it his! Possibly both..


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