Saturday, 22 September 2012
Yesterday afternoon was spent at the feeder station at Thorndon visitor centre. The weather was as clear as it had been for some while, but that wasn't much, just white cloud, so not brilliant for photos. We had gone to see if we could see any Nuthatches, as Iain had seen them here a few days before. As soon as we walked up to the feeders a Nuthatch flew into a bush next to me and it soon came down onto the feeders. Over the next hour or so I managed to stand within four feet of the feeders and the Nuthatch still came down to feed. I reckon there are about four Nuthatches, as once two landed on the feeders, another chased one of the ones on the feeder off and one called from above. As I had previously spent a year looking for Nuthatches with no luck, until I went to Warley, they have got to be one of my favourite birds.