Sunday, 19 February 2017

Cambo in February

 One of the delights of February in Fife is the display of snowdrops at Cambo.
 Snowdrops line the banks of the Cambo burn pushing their way through the fallen leaves.

A clump of primroses.
Pale blue scilla.
 Brightly coloured aconite.
Snowdrops against a background of the strap-like leaves of black mondo.
 The exposed roots of a tree in the woodland.
 Horseshoe fungus (Fomes fomentarius).

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

For over 30 years now the RSPB has been conducting a garden birdwatch at this time of year. The public are invited to take part by watching and recording the birds they see in one hour in their garden or a park and sending in their results by post or on-line. My results for this year, taken last weekend, were:

Blackbird: 2
Dunnock: 2
Blue tit: 1
Great tit: 1
House sparrow: 3
Robin: 1
Starling: 2
Chaffinch: 1
Goldfinch: 1

The count was fairly representative of what we see most days. The only other birds that we see regularly are coal tits and woodpigeons. Occasionally see bullfinches long-tailed tits and collared doves.