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Bullfinch and Tawny owls

A Blue tit in Prior Park

It’s a great time of the year to look out for birds in your gardens and here at Prior Park it is no exception. The leaf cover is gradually floating to earth and the birds have less places to hide. Here in the Park we have a bird feeder and the activity around it is increasing every day. Today for example in just a five minute spell we had a Nuthatch, Bullfinch, Robin, Coal tit, various Blue and Great tit visit it. Meanwhile I could hear a Pheasant, Raven and Buzzard calling, while over the past few days we have had Grey Heron, Cormorant, Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail down by the lakes. All the while our resident Tawny owl sits imperiously in its Beech tree looking down on everyone.
Don’t forget to check out The pieces about Prior Park on the Steve Yabsley show on Radio Bristo all this week. The bits will be after 1:30. Here is a link to the first show.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00kqs43

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Nuthatch, Coal tit, Bullfinch, Blue ti……………..

I sat for 5 minutes this morning behind our little willow screen overlooking out bird feeder. All very peaceful and charming and within those 5 minutes I saw numerous Blue and Great tits, a couple of Coal tits and at least 1 Nuthatch and 1 Male Bullfinch, all to the sound of a soaring Buzzard calling, in its rather melancholy way, overhead. If only the whole day was as calm and relaxing as that.

A Bullfinch near the feeder

The Nuthatch eyeing up the food on the feeder