Thursday, 14 January 2010

Fieldfares and extra mice

Brown Moss Nature Reserve, completely frozen over.

On the advice of BBC2's 'Snow Watch' I put on the lawn some apple alongside the sunflower hearts and fat balls, and straight away attracted a fieldfare. I've never ever seen these in the garden before.
Update: blimey, they're aggressive. Chris Packham didn't mention that! This one's strutting round with its tail up, diving furiously at anything that comes near. The blackbirds don't know what's hit them.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Meanwhile, in the greenhouse

New camera! I had a lot of bother with glare initially, till I taped a sheet of toilet paper over the lights. If anyone has any tips on how to get the best out of stealth trail cameras, let me know. This wood mouse has been living in the greenhouse for months, so I anticipate filming him quite a bit more.