Awhile back now, a field trip to Chambers Wood, near Bardney in Lincolnshire, the year slips my memory at the moment, but was during the winter months. Went and checked it out, was 2008, late March, sunny, and gone 3 pm when the image was taken. The trip its self started well before 3 pm, somewhere around 10 pm, and was quite eventful for the time of year, it was exceptionally warm though. Although eventful, the climax came at the 3 pm point. We had reached our last port of call it being the reserve centre, and not gone unnoticed was the very active, quite large bird feeding station close to its entrance. However, before the cameras were brought into action we had a thirst to quench, and being as the centre had a café, a quick cup of tea put that to rights. After a quick snack as well, out came the cameras, and what happened next was pure joy. There were Coal Tits, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Long Tail Tits, Gold Finches, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Siskins, Robins, Blackbirds, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. All of the latter quite often observed round and about. For me, and not since 1976, had I seen 1, was the abundance of Tree Sparrows. They there, probably in their high tens, maybe close to a 100+. So here for your joy too, is a photo of a bird table crammed full, (well nearly) of the little beauts. Truly a pure joy for me, and sadly I have not been there since, and consequently not seen another since too.
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