Wildlife at the meadow , Thursday 3rd February 2022
“Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?” Sir David Attenborough
Another bonus day here at the wildflower meadow hide and the centre of attention is once again the paddling pool. Small in stature it might be at only one metre square , but in terms of attracting wildlife it’s stands out on its own here at the meadow. And one of the most frequent visitors today has been the Blue tit.
The Blue Tit is around 12 cm long with a wingspan of 18 cm and weighs between 11- 20 g . With a blue crown and dark line passing through the eye, with white cheeks to the chin. The forehead and a bar on the wing are white. The nape, wings and tail are blue and the back is yellowish green. The underparts is mostly yellow with a dark line down the abdomen. Both male and female adult birds have a similar appearance.
You might also like……….
KESTREL Falco tinnuncls Wingspan 80 cm Length 35 cm Weight 150 – 250 grams Breeding pairs 45,000 pairs Habitat: The Kestrel is the most widely dispersed of the UK’s birds of prey and […]
Meet the Model – Bobby the Blue Tit , Cyanstes caeruleus Words and pictures by Peter Hanscomb The Blue Tit is an easy to recognise garden favourite. With it’s small size and distinctive blue and yellow plumage , the Blue tit is a regular garden visitor that’s wide spread throughout the British Isles and mainland […]
Meet the Model , Woody the Great Spotted Woodpecker The Great spotted woodpecker , Dendrocopos major is one of three native woodpeckers here in the U.K ( the other two species are the Lesser spotted and Green woodpecker ) The Great spotted woodpecker is actually smaller than most people imagine being roughly the same size […]
©️ wildonline 2022