LATEST IMAGES - JANUARY
Each winter it is always interesting to see which birds will strip our Cotoneaster tree of its berries. Last year a Fieldfare thought it had exclusive rights to them and fought off any bird who dared to venture into the tree, including small birds which wouldn't have eaten the berries. The previous year it was Blackbirds who stripped the berries in a few days between Christmas and New Year. This year was the turn of Redwings which have been in high numbers in the local fields. They seemed to take it in turns, a few at a time, to eat about 6 berries before returning to the fields. Over a 3 week period they have taken all the berries helped occasionally by the blackbirds. We were hoping for some Waxwings which this year have ventured this far west but they seem to have stuck almost exclusively to Rowan berries, still there is always next year!
REDWING EATING BERRY
ONE OF THE FEW FIELDFARES SEEN IN OUR TREE THIS YEAR
FEMALE BLACKBIRD DEVOURING A BERRY