Wednesday 26 February 2014

A couple of bird-tables

I've just finished making a couple of bird-tables from bits of old wood and branches.
It took all of five minutes for the first intrepid clients to arrive.  The Black Redstart was the first, followed by a Robin, a Great Tit and finally the House Sparrows.
Looks like I'll have to make another trip to town to get more birdseed.

At the weekend we had a walk in the Sierra de Francia.  On leaving the house the thermometre read 3ÂșC so I wrapped up warm. Wasn't really expecting to have to peel off so many layers but February's like that..  I was almost tempted to have a dip in the river!

Arroyo San Benito, between Sequeros and Garcibuey
The old millrace

We saw large groups of geese overhead migrating northwards, probably Greylag, and later around 150 Cranes flew over circling high to get over the mountains - also on their way north from Extremadura? 
Cranes high up
We saw Nuthatches and Treecreepers and a Goldcrest, but the much looked-for Crested Tit eluded us.  Still, it was a beautiful walk and the views out to the Sierra de Bejar were marvellous.

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