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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Who says shopping does,nt pay. Sainsburys car park.

With a full program today and no birding time it was lucky we did our weekly shop at Sainsburys Halifax.
I,ve been monitoring the Rowan trees there for several weeks with just the odd Mistle Thrush and Blackbirds but today as I drove into the car park I could see plenty activity around the trees.
Most important thing first was get the shopping done, or at least thats what Lynda said, and whilst inside the store a message from Vicky J via the grapevine reporting Redwings out in the car park.
With the trolley in top gear burning rubber around the aisles the shopping was soon done and out in the car park, camera in hand. It would be safer standing in the fast lane of the M62 than trying to avoid cars and kamikaze women with trolleys whilst taking photos.
                                                        Everything was very mobile moving around from tree to tree
but splendid to see so many Mistle and Song Thrush, Redwings, Blackbirds and at least 6 male Bullfinch. Just the Waxwings were missing but they sounded content with Pellon Lane.
Well done to Vicky Johnson for checking berry trees in the area over the last few days and getting the reports in.

                                                     Song Thrush

                                                         Redwing


                                                            Bullfinch


            Bullfinch taking the seeds and discarding the berry

                                                 Female Blackbird
                                                         Redwing

BS.

4 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Great birding down there Bri... regular visits pay off !!

Brian Sumner . said...

Dont say that Dave, it costs me a fortune when she gets in the clothes dept.

Vicki Johnson said...

Hello Brian, with a few days off work I was determined to get in some decent local birding, its amazing what can be achieved when work doesnt get in the way! Ive also had my eye on the berry trees in Sainsburys and the ones at Pellon for a few weeks now.
BTW, I must have just missed you at Sainsburys, I was just leaving as your text came through or I would have come over to say hello

Brian Sumner . said...

A shame we did,nt meet Vicki although I would,nd know you unless I saw a young lady gazing up into the trees.
You,ve been very active and got some good reports in, as you say, work does get in the way. Maybe I,ll see you next time at Sainsburys.