Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Eymore Wood and Welcome Garden Visitors.
A fleeting visit was made to Eymore Wood on Saturday (28th)in the hope of seeing a few Crossbills. The first sighting was of fellow Brummie Pete, it was good to see him again and have a natter! After 10 minutes or so two female Crossbills had been spotted in a Larch tree enjoying the spoils of the tree. I returned on the Sunday afternoon and whilst preparing to look for Crossbills had a chat with Tom and Tina who were also after the Crossbills, it was nice to meet some 'Local' birders. A distant flock of Crossbills were seen, so I had now seen the striking males, though not great views as they did not hang around. A flock of 12+ Redpoll were good to see though they were very flighty. A Nuthatch, Blue Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a perched Buzzard were the only other birds seen on this misty and cold Sunday afternoon. I managed a couple of very record shots of the Crossbills.