At the Bittern Watchpoint, the emphasis is of course on the Bittern and other waterbirds and mammals like Water Rail and Water Vole, but just as important at this time of year are the little guys. We have a regular supply of nuts and seed beside the hide that, when things are quiet, becomes the focus for many visitors to the watchpoint. Chaffinches, Robins, Dunnocks, Great, Blue and Long-tailed Tits, Reed Buntings, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Jays and occasionally Lesser Redpolls all enjoy the rich picking the authority supply.
They all queue up in trees next to the feeding station – clearly a pecking order in place – and get what they need. I of course get plenty of photo-opportunities as you can see.
Hopefully the spring we all know and love is just around the corner. I know I need it but probably not as much as the little guys do.