Hello again, a random drop in, I just don't seem to have time, or, when I do, lack the inclination but, it's a long weekend here in sunny, wait, rainy, no, sunny, windy, cold, hot ......... well, it IS a Bank holiday weekend ;)
Back pedal a month or so and I was off down to Penrhos Cutting again, to see if the Nuthatch family from 2020 returned to the same nest site.
And there they were, well, I can only assume it's the same couple from last year?
So, yes, there were a pair of Nuthatches checking out and preparing the nest hole.
I have to assume, again, that the fella is doing his best to impress his lovely lady by preparing a lovely mud entrance to her potential new home?
It was great to see a pair of them getting set up for 2021
OK, no more assumptions. One of the birds (the female?) took up position on a nearby branch, to supervise? OK, could've been the fella then.
I returned a couple of times, over two weekends, I was so pleased not just to find the nest but, to find a pair of birds nesting in it last year. I wasn't around for any fledging, maybe this year?
I can get around 20 feet from this nest, with a Sigma 150-600mm fitted, the only snag is the light. Ever changing, light to dark, dark to light ..... Musical references again, sorry but, it IS one of my favourite live tracks ever ;)
So, with a few hundred shots in the card, off I toddle to get some editing done. Quite excited to keep an eye on these guys this year, hoping the young don't appear mid week.
Standing still in a wooded glade for a few hours can have its benefits, apart from the tranquility.
Can't wait for Part 2 already :)