Tuesday, February 27, 2018

'Pinkies' ? and garden birds

From Dave B -  3 skeins reported, probably 'pinkies', at 10:20 over Low Moor, Bradford heading our way. I tried from home but couldn't pick them up so guess they either headed over town, the Calder Valley or Queensbury direction. ? Wonder if anyone else managed to see them ?

On the plus side I had a Green Woodpecker flyover while I was out looking for the geese.
Took a few shots of birds in the garden this morning - through the window !
 Great Spotted Woodpecker
 Mistle Thrush (a scarce garden bird here)
 Long-tailed Tit
Blue Tit

Goldcrest (a regular this winter on the fat-filled coconut)


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Noisy Pinkies over Bradshaw 10:27 >SW an odd direction?
I was snow shifting and by the time I'd got my mobile phone out they had all but disappeared.
30+ but its a bit if a guess.
Best I could do.

David Sutcliffe said...

Thanks John - pleased you got some.

Steve Blacksmith said...

I saw a Goldcrest pecking up scraps under a fat-block in a garden at West End last Friday. They've obviously learned that fat tastes good!

David Sutcliffe said...

Interesting with the Goldcrests Steve.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Nice shots Dave, shame the pinkies didn't go over your way it was a great sight, over 100 of them and very noisy. Nice one with the Green Woodpecker my bogie bird.