Thursday, 7 November 2019

A busy few days!

After a few very quiet weeks, the last few days have suddenly seen a good variety of birds visiting the nesting tray.

Here is a Great Tit...

...and a Pied Wagtail.

And here is a special visitor...
A Black Redstart.

This is quite a rare bird, with only about 400 birds in the country, according to the RSPB web site. It's not the first time one has been seen at the Abbey at this time of the year, but it is a privilege to see such a lovely little bird feeding on insects on the tray.

And the Abbey's peregrines are still in evidence too. Here is Bellatrix, the female.

Let's hope she doesn't get to see the Black Redstart....!