Thursday, 7 March 2013

Bergh Apton Bird Feeding Station

We have a builders yard adjacent to the Scop Hill Nature reserve at Bergh Apton. Some while ago we decided to set up a bird feeding station which is kept regularly stocked with a mixed bird seed, peanuts, niger seeds and suet balls. These we suspended from our Road Sign Rack. Hardly pretty but viewable from our office and a magnet for a great variety of local bird life!

Other than the common species one would expect, visitors have included a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, and during last summer a pair of Turtle Doves. We regularly have a visit from Moorhens that habit a nearby pond and Pheasents and Red Legged Partridges seeking refuge from the regular shoots that take place in season on the local farmland.

A typical day today. Long Tailed, Blue and Great Tits, Chaffinches, Robins and a hungry Pheasent.