Saturday, 23 January 2010

Happy Pheasants



Check out these happy pheasants in the sunshine after a couple of weeks of mist and fog!

Friday, 15 January 2010

Birds on wild bird mixes


We wanted to post these pictures because we were so excited at how successful the mixes were at feeding the birds in the bad weather when they were most in need. We are amateur photographers so you will have to bear with the quality .. it is definitely not Springwatch standard but we have recorded the moment. It was minus 2 degrees and just check out the number of birds - do bear with it for the first ten to fifteen seconds, we think they were finches, flying over the bird seed plots.


When we were standing very still they all came down to feed, but would then fly off in a cloud again as you can see in the video.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Bird mixes in the snow

















We were amazed how many birds were feeding on the bird mixes during the snowy weather. Some days there were literally hundreds of birds feeding - an incredible sight as they all flew up into the air and back down again to feed.

More snow pictures







We had to clear the drive and the lane so that the feed lorries and gas tanker could get to us. We also had to bring in tankers of water for a couple of days when the pipework froze.



Thursday, 7 January 2010

Snow on the farm







Just like the rest of the UK we have seen more snow in the last couple of week than in several decades!