Tags » Redpoll

Another Returning Visitor

When I first started visiting my local nature reserve a lot of the regulars mentioned Redpolls and how they were a regular visitor in the colder months. 122 more words


Back again

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie who was mightily impressed by the size of both the choir and the organ when she went to a concert  yesterday. 579 more words


Gently weeping

For today’s guest picture, I have gone back into my files and found this wild eyed, tongue-sticking-out carving which my brother noticed on a visit to the Guildhall in Exeter in January. 859 more words


Winter hangs on as spring arrives in the garden

It’s an interesting time in the garden at the moment. The winter visitors are hanging on, in fact at a peak recently, while the year-round residents are starting to move into Spring attitudes, including one very exciting development… 378 more words


Polls apart

Lesser Redpoll, Chesterfield Canal

This week we want to share another first sighting for us this year – a gorgeous little finch: the lesser redpoll. A 12cm compact, dark, little finch (smaller than a sparrow), it is heavily streaked above. 384 more words

Cleaning up

We had a day on the farm cleaning up today, which was rather sad.

It was a cold and blustery day – you can tell it was blustery from the angle of the feeder in the picture, but you’ll have to take my word for the temperature. 213 more words

Care Farm

New Year, old legs

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He took this atmospheric picture of Sheffield at dusk a few days ago.

After our very bright and sunny start to 2107, our weather reverted to its more normal style of the last few weeks for today, quite warm but very grey.  517 more words