Feed the birds! (It’s the coldest day of the year so far)

Bepton Bird Feeder

It’s –9°C in Bepton this morning and there are lots of chilly beaks outside!

The children have braved the frost to put out some peanuts and sunflower seeds so we can have our very own Garden Birdwatch. So far we’ve spotted Blue Tits, Great Tits, a Greater Spotted Woodpecker, a couple of Greenfinch, a Chaffinch and some House Sparrows. Down on the ground we have a Robin, a Dunnock, a Blackbird and a Wren. And in the tree at the end of the garden there are Redwings and Fieldfares eating the last of the fruit. Rooks, Wood Pigeons and Gulls are flying around, and charm of Goldfinch have buzzed us too…

I’m pretty pleased with our haul of birds but five minutes into our Garden Birdwatch and the kids have abandoned me because it”s “boring”… Can’t say I blame them really – but at least the birdies have got some food!

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