Saturday, 14 April 2012

Breary Marsh and Adel Dam


Another guest post from Andrea from her journeys through Breary Marsh and onto the nearby Adel Dam Nature Reserve where she spotted lots of woodland birds and took some very nice shots of Wren, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Long Tail Tit and more Wren against some interesting backdrops.


Treecreeper

I found the next three shots interesting, as all birds were feeding on the trunk of an Oak. English Oak trees in particular provide habitats for a wider range of organisms than any other tree in the UK. The older the tree, the deeper the fissures in the bark, the greater number of potential microhabitats for sheltering invertebrates, the greater the food source for birds. The surface patterns of the bark also provide a distracting backdrop that has the effect of camouflaging the visiting birds.


Nuthatch


Long Tail Tit

Jenny Wren 


Treecreeper

Thank you Andrea

2 comments:

  1. What lovely photos - I especially like the last treecreeper shot and the first one of the wren amongst the moss covered boulders.

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