SN7553 : Breakfast at Ty'n Cornel

taken 9 years ago, near to Gouallt [other Features], Ceredigion, Great Britain

Breakfast at Ty'n Cornel
Breakfast at Ty'n Cornel
08:00 GMT on a sunny March morning, and this common but attractive bird, together with several others, was making the most of available freebies.

There have always been plenty of birds to be seen around this youth hostel (which is still open all year despite the disappearance of the red triangle on the map). Last year the chaffinch population seemed to have trebled, and they are numerous again now. Also seen in the last few days are coal tits, robins, wagtails, yellow hammers, blue tits, blackbirds, red kites, crows, and a raven. I saw no buzzards, but I heard them. Later in the year, several other birds commonly appear here, notably house martins, redstarts, woodpeckers, great tits, magpies, and I have seen a grey heron passing by.

This chaffinch was quite happy for me to take pictures from a range of less than a metre.

Note: Following the cold winters of 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, the number of small birds, especially chaffinches, dropped very substantially in the summers of 2010 and 2011.
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SN7553, 213 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 March, 2009
Category
Birds > Birds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 751 534 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.9247N 3:49.6522W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 751 534
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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