Alison and her team put on event in the Museum Gardens yesterday and did a splendid job despite the rain.
Thanks to Rosemary and other Friends of Rowntree Park we ran a couple of sessions on Saturday. The morning was not brilliant weather but we managed to attract 5 adults and five children.
As well as the mallards and Canada geese we also saw goldcrest, long tailed tits, blue and great tits, robin, dunnock, wren and house sparrows.
The weather was much better today and as part of Residents Weekend the Friends of York Cemetery had put on a variety of events as well as an excellent range of homemade cake!!
I put some feeders up earlier in the week so that visitors today could do their bird watch.
The cotoneaster in the feeding area was full of berries during the week but the birds have eaten most of them. Four redwing were still visiting the site to collect the berries while the blackbirds were feeding on the berries that had fallen on the ground. Goldcrests, goldfinches, long tailed tits, wren, robin blue and great tits were also to be seen along with lots of blackbirds. A sparrowhawk circled above the cemetery which kept the magpies alert.
I am watching Countryfile as I type this and it looks as if Wednesday is the day I need to try to get out and do some birding.