Drawings, sketches and paintings of wildlife encountered on travels locally and further afield.
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Red Deer Stag feeding on beet put out for them in cold weather. One Stag looked comical as it stood chewing on a chunk of beet. Rooks, Jackdaws, Crows and Woodpigeon gathered around the feeding deer. The Carrion Crows were aggressive to the Rooks and twice I saw a Crow grab the wing tip of a Rook which cawed loudly until it pulled itself free. Almost as if the Carrion crows were testing any weak looking Rooks.
The Red-crested Pochard were in their usual corner of Wollaton lake near the reed bed. Lots of pair disputes. I saw a male attack another male which dived under water to escape. They called continuously which sounded like a strange wheezing squeak.
I saw the female Lesser-spotted Woodpecker again today. A Treecreeper climbed up the opposite side of the trunk at the same time working its way up faster than the lesser spotted.