Monday, 29 April 2013

Birding Watching at Vi & Micheal's home farm

Although it was not our official bird watching day, I had been invited by my friend Vi to visit her other farm and home to see what birds were around there and also visit her brother in laws Fish Farm nearby.  This is one of the lakes below.
Lake at Fish Farm
We were greeted warmly by Viv who gave us coffee and goodies and from the comfort of her conservatory we were able to see all the Tits, Chaffinch and Tree Sparrows coming down to numerous feeders she had hanging  from a tree.
Tree Sparrow
Viv and Michael run Barnwell Cottages not far away where you can hire a number of cottages in wonderful surrounding countryside with bird hide, lovely walks and a badger set.  She explained that their home farm had 96 acres.  Well I did not think we would be walking over all that today!

Firstly we went over some rough ground and it was lovely to at last see the Gorse in full bloom before arriving at the Fish Farm. 
Yellow Gorse
We saw Willow Warblers and heard a Chiffchaff, along with Goldfinch, Robin as well as all the Tits again.  There were no birds on the 2 lakes today, only a young man fly fishing and this is a photo of Ronnie and Jimmy watching him.

Ronnie and Jimmy watching a young man fly fishing
We walked up a muddy land and saw a Buzzard, Blackbird, Rook and Wood Pigeon before we arrived back at the car just in time to miss a very heavy shower.  These 2 photos below were taken from a great distance and so are not great quality.
Buzzard in flight

1 comment:

  1. Its good to have friends with a Farm that you can walk around Margaret.{:))