We took a walk up to the local park this morning, it was cold but sunny for a change so we made the most of it. It was a great morning for the birds. They were in full singing form today, nearly every tree we passed we stopped to see who was singing!
There are some large gardens around the park and they were full with birds as we walked past, especially lots of Blue Tits and Great Tits. At the park gates there were two Robins singing loudly and a couple of Chaffinch flying about our head.
Blackbirds were everywhere, turning over leaves and running in and out of bushes. We saw one checking out this nest.
We spotted a Greenfinch and lots of Magpies in the trees. Someone has been hanging fat balls on the trees in the middle of the park. It would be nice to have a feeding station here I think. The park really takes on a different look with all the bare trees!
We had to stop for the swings of course and all around this area were Mistle Thrush. I counted 7 sat at the top of one tree along with 3 Magpies. Every now and then they would fly together to the next tree top. A couple of Magpies appeared to have paired up and one of them was flying about with a twig in its mouth - maybe a little nest building?
One sat on a tree next to the play area, I managed to get a couple of photos before it was scared off.
My little one insisted on a photo of the spiky flowers!
Then she found this with about half a dozen flowers on it.
As we left the park we saw this pile of fungus, not quite as pretty as some we've seen!!
It was a beautiful morning despite the cold, we saw so many birds and it just lovely to hear all the birds singing every where we went.