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…due to the bad weather, then on Friday evening a glimmer of hope… a possible session on Sunday at Silwood Park, by Saturday morning this had turned into a definite ‘go’ and my spirit was lifted with the possibility of ringing a few birds especially has we didn’t get a session in last week. Over the next few hours I started to feel a little ‘bunged up’ I got a headache and felt quite rough, someone at work had been ill with these symptoms last weekend and I was beginning to fear the worst, I tried to work it off by raking leaves from the lawn and building a new feeding station in the garden but by 4pm I had to give in and sent an email saying ‘I wouldn’t be able to make the session’.

At least I get to watch the birds on the new feeder!

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…to the garden, 12 Long Tailed Tits have made the feeding station part of their daily feeding routine. These little birds seem to be fearless, one of them landed on my cap briefly while I was stood next to the feeding station, I had 4 within arms length!

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…of activity today in the garden! A miriad of birds decended this morning in large numbers, mostly birds that have already sampled the varied free foods available before, but I was delighted to spot a Greenfinch searching for food in the leaf litter, Greenfinches have suffered over the past few years from Trichomonosis, see link for info

http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/helpingbirds/health/sickbirds/greenfinches.aspx

Other visitors today:-

Blue Tit (5) Great Tit (4) Coal Tit (2) Long Tailed Tit (6) Chaffinch (4) Greenfinch (1) Goldfinch (7) Blackbird (1)  Robin (2) Dunnock (1) Magpie (2) Woodpigeon (5)

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Captured…

…this beautiful Jay on the feeding station tucking into the peanuts, taking two at a time to a nearby tree to eat before returning for more. The Jay is a very timid bird, this one has been building up courage for a week or so!

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