Monday, 9 January 2012

The woodland cemetery

My local cemetery is now disused. The trees are well over 100 years old and there is a lot of old wood around. The neglect this cemetery suffered for a while meant that birds that like old woodland thrive here. Today we saw a Great Spotted Woodpecker flying away as we approached it, and then another one teased us later, flying from one tree to the next, but not allowing close views. It was while following the woodpecker that we came across this Treecreeper, a bird that I don't come across often, that feeds on the cracks and notches of trunks and branches. This one allowed us to get quite close, but it is such a cryptic bird that I was unable to take good shots. The one above is the only decent one I managed.
  Wrens, great tits, robins and song thrushes sung this mild January morning. Two robins went about their business close to each other, possibly already pairing.
This clump of snowdrops stood brigthly in a clearing.

Bird list
  1. Black-headed Gull
  2. Blackbird
  3. Blue Tit
  4. Carrion Crow
  5. Coal Tit
  6. Collared Dove
  7. Common Gull
  8. Feral Pigeon
  9. Goldcrest
  10. Great Spotted Woodpecker
  11. Great Tit
  12. House Sparrow
  13. Kestrel
  14. Long-tailed Tit
  15. Magpie
  16. Robin
  17. Song Thrush
  18. Starling
  19. Treecreeper
  20. Woodpigeon
  21. Wren
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