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It has been ages since I blogged The Coppice
Anyway, after leaving the birds alone, to concentrate on their breeding etc; I set up a "hide" a couple of weeks ago, before we went on holiday.The idea was to let them get used to it.
Still struggling with light at times, but it won't be to long before the leafy canopy is diminished by the onset of Autumn.
I am now using a waterproof backdrop for the "shoot into the woods" shots.
It was pleasing to see the return of the Long-tailed tits yesterday I hadn't seen hide nor hair of them for months.
A pair of Goldfinches are now using the Niger feeder on a regular basis, so hopefully more will follow suit.
I keep the table overlooking the wheat field well stocked in the hope of enticing Greenfinches,Yellowhammers & the Bullfinches which are in the vicinity.
I built a woodpecker feeder during the week & it is allready paying dividends.
The table overlooking the wheat field is still only good for early morning shots when there is a tad of cloud cover. To much harsh light bouncing of the crop to achieve owt worthwhile.
At least I will be in residence for the onset of Autumn & Winter this year.
To be honest, I never stop tinkering with the set-up
One thing we never managed was the Badger watch Never seemed to have the time during the evenings
Below are a few images of the set up, taken with a compact camera.
My mini hide; Set-up x2 with some of the feeders taken down;The table which overlooks the wheat filed;Close up of 'pecker feeder
The dustbin lids are my water trays
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