Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Hungry Little Critters.

Braunston 005Two Blue Tit’s  having a feast of Peanuts. (sorry about the quality of the photo taken through our secondary glazed window)

As we are moored alongside a hedgerow we bought some new suet balls and seed to hang up in the hedgerow. Along with a feeder full of stale peanuts we hung them out with no birds in sight. It didn’t take long before 2 Robins arrived for a feast and the word must have spread fast around the bird community after this because within half an hour there were Blue Tits, Great Tits, and House Sparrows on the baskets. Even a few Blackbirds looking for tit bits on the ground arrived. After 2 days the baskets are now half depleted but with 30 or 40 birds on the job it’s not surprising. It’s quite comical watching the birds queuing up in the bushes awaiting their turn at the food.

Braunston 006The old steam driven Pump House at Braunston.

This afternoon we went for a walk to stretch our legs and find Derek and Carrie on Nb Uccello for a chat and a cuppa. We then walked up into the village to the Butchers for some fresh meat and home made pie’s.

Braunston 009Braunston Bottom locks are chained and padlocked while Braunston Tunnel is closed.Braunston 012Signs of previous additions to the side of this cottage in Braunston.

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