Sunday, 22 January 2012

Island Haven

Regular visitors to the Swans Island now include the pair of Moorhens that take advantage of the spare wheat grain that I scatter around the island edges. I see them almost on a daily basis at some time or another. The island is used by all the water birds at some point over the year, and I have seen many species since first built in 2007, these include heron, mallard, lapwing, redshank, oyster catcher, turnstones, tufted duck, widgeon, shag, goosander and mergansers. Smaller birds like the Goldfinch occasionally feed on the wildflower seeds. These are dependent on the tides and time of year, but it's nice to see them whatever the season. A regular visitor to my garden just now is a jackdaw with white wing feathers !

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