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Saturday, 3 January 2009

Oakthorpe Colliery from 28th December, 2008 to 1st January, 2009

Three short visits were made in a week to the old Oakthorpe Colliery site (very close to my home), where there are two feeder areas at the edge of the car park. I take my car, and use it as a hide. The trick is to try and catch the birds 'looking natural' as they approach the feeders, rather than on the feeders. I am still trying to get the Jays and Great Spotted Woodpeckers on an approach run, but they are extremely nervous, and I have only seen them , over my shoulder, at the feeders when I am near to the other set, about 30 metres away.
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Field Vole (?) on 28th December
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Long-tailed tit on 28th December
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Reed Bunting (female) on 28th December
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Reed Bunting (male) on 28th December
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Reed Bunting (female) on 31st December
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Great Spotted Woodpecker on 1st January
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Jay - on 1st January

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