The January 2018 Bird walk having been cancelled due to a surprise snow storm, 11 people turned up for the first “happening”, in February. This was the highest number of people on the walk and show that the Derby Live advertising is helping us.
Sadly the birds did not read the publicity and were quite thin on the ground. Pamela, coming as usual, heavily laden with bird foot brought out a good variety at the feeding table, and for a shear show of numbers, Nuthatches ruled the day.
Bird of the Day (BOD to fellow birders), was a perching Kestrel, visible for just long enough for us all to see before it went hunting.
Next walk is March 18th, but we have a special day on Sunday 25th February at 11.00am
Working with the city council, we are giving you a chance to make a bird box for just £5. You can assemble a box, it will be numbered and arrangements will be made for your box to be put up in a tree in the park for the 2018 breeding season.
In due course you will be able to find out where YOUR box was erected, and go and see if it has produced any action. Why not try, and/or make a feeder at the same time……NEXT Sunday.
David Bennett The Allestree Birdman blog.