Finally the white stuff has fallen across the UK bringing the usual chaos and disruption on the roads, but if you can get out safely to your local woodland or park you will find an abundance of wildlife desperately searching for food in this cold Winter weather. I headed down to my local bird feeding station situated in a stunning deciduous woodland only 10 minutes from my front door. We didn't seem to have as much snow along the Yorkshire Coast as the rest of the country just a covering to give you that Winter feeling.
I put out some bird food and within seconds the birds started to come in to feed. At this feeding station we are very lucky to get five species of our British tit family with Blue, Great, Coal, Marsh and Long-tailed being regular visitors. We do occasionally also get sightings of Willow Tit and if the Crested Tit wasn't just an endemic to Scotland in the UK then may be we could get all seven UK species (in my dreams).
The regular species that visit the feeding station are Great-spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Stock Dove, Chaffinch, Robin, Blackbird, Wren and Dunnock, Sometimes we also see Siskin and Brambling through the Winter months. We have a healthy population of Nuthatch which is one of my all-time favourite woodland birds.
We have some beautiful woodland birds in the UK and to spend time with them was a pleasure and to capture images of some of our iconic bird species was just a wonderful bonus. Please don't forget to feed your garden visitors this Winter, it looks like we are going to have quite a cold spell ahead of us.