After a lot of hard work on the allotment to create a wildlife garden and feeding station I decided to treat myself to a day in the hide with the camera.I couldn`t have found a better place for the feeding station,40yds from the edge of a wood,60yds from the Lancaster canal and about 100yds from the Savick brook with a duck pond thrown in for good measure.The feeding station has been up and running for about six weeks and plenty of birds have been attracted to it.A nice selection of birds appeared and I enjoyed myself with the camera,the feeding station will be ever changing as it evolves and I learn alot more about the habits of the birds.I`ve posted a few images for your enjoyment,the last two images of the jays were in the top ten of Birdguides most popular images of the week with the close up images winning the Picture Of The Week.I`m over the moon not bad for the first session with the camera in the new hide.
Saturday, 22 November 2014
Over the last three months I`ve been working hard on an allotment at a local park that I`ve been given permission to turn into an organic wildlife garden. The allotment has been empty for two or three years and the weeds and brambles had taken over,the previous owner had used strips of carpet to suppress the weed trying to remove this made the job ten times harder. After clearing the weeds compost bins have been made and filled with aprox two tons of manure barrowed 70yds along with a ton of mulch. A pond has been dug a bog area prepared a bug hotel built and a cabin erected to become a bird hide for photography,although a lot of work needs to be done hopefully most of the groundwork for a sucessful wildlife garden and bird feeding station are in place.I`ve shown a few photographs of the allotment before and after.