Wednesday, 20 February 2013

First time visitors

The springlike feel had disappeared today,  in fact its been freezing which hasn't been helped by our ground source deciding to switch itself off due to low pressure.  It's a good job I'm the handy one round here!!

Nature is something that is every important to Paul & I and we are what we can to encourage the birds onto our hill.  Since we arrived, and the builders left the variety of birds has slowly increased.

Last week for the first time we had a woodpecker on the feeder and today it was the turn of the Brambling, the first one I've seen here.
The photo's are the best as they were taken through the kitchen window.  We regularly have 30 plus finches at the feeder, including chaffinch, goldfinch and green finch.

These are two of the feeders I filled this morning which by the end of the day were almost empty.

The birds round here have appetites like our alpacas, huge!  The alpacas are getting through carrots like you wouldn't believe at the minute.


Apple Vale Alpacas said...

How do you feed your carrots Debbie? I give ours sliced lengths of carrot as a hand-fed treat.

Shirley said...

Always good to see the birdies going nuts! Brambling - not one we see around here. Shirley & Robbie

Rosemary said...

Freezing here as well!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Lovely to see the birds feeding, its nice to give them a helping hand, especially when its freezing outside ..... Jayne

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Dave, our alpacas have diced carrot and turnip in their trough as well as hand fed slices as a treat.