Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Teasel


Up the hill at the top end of Rodley reserve, there is a small area of woodland known as 'the manager's garden'. There's a hide up there and an array of bird feeders so it's a good place to observe the smaller birds - I saw chaffinches, goldfinches, a variety of members of the tit family, sparrows, robins, blackbirds, thrushes and even a woodpecker. There was also a little brown rat darting out and picking up the seeds that had dropped on the ground.  The floods did not reach this part of the reserve and there were plenty of the distinctive, spiky seedheads of teasel left. Goldfinches love them.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny - just love the name teasel ... and that's a brilliant photo. Great to have that list of birds too - guzzling away .. so glad the floods didn't stretch to the Manager's Garden ... cheers Hilary

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  2. Teasel... I don't think I've heard the term before, Jenny.

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  3. It is so good to hear of such a variety of birdlife, Jenny!

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  4. Teasel. Not sure I have ever seen or heard of them.

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