Feeder filling at the MBO

This week we are back on-shift for the winter topping up the feeders at the banding station (MBO). This is  really nice way to waste a couple of winter hours and today is gloriously sunny and bright but also (the price you pay for the sun) around -18C which is a bit trying to guys with old bones.  So, snowshoes strapped on and in we walked to do our duty.  The usual gang of regular birds included three cold-looking and huddled Mourning Doves, assorted Woodpeckers, Chickadees, a Red-tailed Hawk and a nice collection of Common Redpolls.

The corn stumps sticking through the snow are especially wintery it seems to my eyes and a Red Fox track meandered amongst them going somewhere important on Fox business.

Common Redpoll
Common Redpoll
Common Redpoll
Common Redpoll
The feeder nobody seems to fill
The feeder nobody seems to fill
Derelict water pump
Derelict water pump
Mr Fox's tracks
Mr Fox’s tracks

 

2 Comments

  1. sylvia marshall Wees | | Reply

    FINALLY a lone Common Redpoll below our Central NDG feeder. Thanks for the photo of one. Sylvia

  2. Richard | | Reply

    Hi Sylvia – we too are just starting to see them, they seem to be increasing in number though bit by bit. Winter favourites.

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