Friday, 9 December 2011

Berry Christmas

Friday 9 December 2011
The large Privet bush at Ewelme had 5 Blackbirds, a Robin and 2 Blackcaps gorging on the berries - can't see them lasting very much longer.  Still the Ivy berries are prolific and will be more attractive with a few hard frosts to soften them.  There must be at least three Blackcaps around as the two today were both female and the two a few days ago were one of each.  Still no sign of Water Rails - not seen one since last Sunday.  Hope they are just being their normal secretive selves and haven't moved on or come to grief.

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