A Peaceful Hour

We had had a busy weekend and so spent a quiet hour in the hide watching birds come down to drink and wash in the pond.

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A bathing Linnet
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Drying out after the bath

There was quite a number of Linnets who arrived in groups to come down to the water

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The band of juvenile Long-tailed Tits was there as well:

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Having a drink
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About to have a bath
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Very wet!
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Chaffinch
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Chaffinch drinking
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Dunnock
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Dunnock drinking

 

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Wood Pigeon
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The eye of the Collared Dove
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The view from the hide

We also had a warbler come down to drink, but we can’t work out what warbler it is. It has no distinguishing features in order to be able to pin it down other than it has green legs -that’s got to be quite unusual, surely.

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I have sent photos of this bird to the bird ringer who comes here. He will know what it it is straight away and I will let you know. UPDATE: apparently its a Reed Warbler and will be just passing through on migration.

So a really relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a quiet hour on a Sunday afternoon. We were pleased by how many birds are using it – its definitely a great new addition to this place.

 

 

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