We revisited Calke Abbey in Derbyshire on Friday (8th) in hope that we might get a fine day. The extensive parkland has two small bird hides, both well visited by a variety of birds including mandarin ducks (2 pairs), treecreeper, nuthatch, marsh tit, great spotted woodpecker, brambling and reed bunting.
Female and male reed buntings in their natural environment.
Bramblings are members of the finch family. The one on the left is female.
One of two pairs of mandarin ducks we saw. The male is on the right
Looking through the pictures I took at Calke I thought this nuthatch shot was worth including.