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Blue tits
Comments(3) # Blue tits london e10

I missed the annual RSPB birdwatch weekend due to a thoroughly enjoyable trip to the West Country but, for own records, I did conduct a count using the same rules a few days later. As expected, Blue tits are the most numerous species in our garden this year. The Great tits have also done well whilst sadly the Greenfinches have all but disappeared, possibly down to trichomoniasis which has been affecting garden birds throughout the country for several years. The other species notable by its absence again this year was the Sparrow. Sparrow numbers are in decline but bizarrely Mrs.LDNP's mother who lives only four doors away has plenty of them. They clearly just don't like LDNP towers! Other news to report concerns the continuing rain which has been at least partly to blame for the recent paucity of postings here at LDNP. February has already had more than twice its usual rainfall following on very un-nicely from a very wet November, December and January. There are pools of water everywhere and most of then local natural ponds and lakes have higher levels than I've seen for years (the good side to it I suppose). Today? Raining. Canon EOS 40D
150 mm
400 ISO
1/125 sec
f 5.6
Flash: Not Fired