Scattering the Seed

Thursday, 10th March 2005
Wild West Yorkshire nature diary

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sparrow on pampas grasswagtailMilder weather, morning sun: a sparrow is carrying pampas grass in its beak. Two pied wagtails flit about, each with a roof to itself, on neighbours' houses across the road.

A wren hunts around the patio while three of our finches - greenfinch, goldfinch and chaffinch - visit the bird feeders.


wrencrocus in the parkWhat has been scattering the seed from the ground feeder around? It's all over the place. Has a squirrel been going through it looking for sunflower seeds? Just in case it's a rat I sweep it up and make a point of hanging the feeder out of reach overnight.

Crocuses and daffodils provide welcome colour beneath the bare trees in Thornes Park.

frogcrocusesFrogs are active again in the pond; they haven't been on the look-out for females during the colder spells we've had but even they make way for an enthusiastic blackbird bathing in the corner of the pond. Next Page

Richard Bell,

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