Monday, 26 December 2011

Mild and windy

Christmas Day turned out to be mild and windy. Even allowing for the recent mild days it turned out to be the mildest with the temperature reaching a maximum of 13.4°C in the early evening. I've got no idea where that stands in the league table of temperatures for Christmas Day other than it’s much warmer than last year.

Our starlings have found the fat balls and enjoyed tucking in to their Christmas dinner too. I saw on television last week that I’m supposed to arrange our bird feeders in such a way that the birds don’t squabble over food using up valuable energy reserves. Is that even possible with starlings? They seem to arrive in a flock and feed in a flock.

The squabble at the end of the video is slowed down by a factor of 10 and you can really appreciate the aerial antics of these starlings.


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