Northycote Farm & Country Park, Bushbury, Wolverhampton
In recent weeks, we have been lucky enough to meet more than 60 different types of bird species, down at Northycote Farm. There have always been bird feeders in the wildlife gardens, shrubs and fruit trees – but the birds that visited were small in numbers; compared with the volume we are now seeing.
My old mates, Ian and Alan, down on the farm have built a new wooden giant, bird feeder in the wildlife garden. It has half a dozen feeders hanging from it which allows the wildlife photographer to get ‘up close and personal’ and capture a wealth of examples, some of which can be seen in the video above.
The lads have seen dozens of Brambling since the bird feeder was erected and are hoping to ‘ring’ the birds in order to track their journeys and follow their migration routes.
They’re also hoping to take lots more photographs and videos to be able to share with local schoolchildren on DVD’s to accompany their visits to Northycote Farm.
We’re never short of visitors to Northycote Farm & Country Park; weekdays, weekends – all bring a variety of different people with an interest in ‘Wolverhampton’s Great Outdoors’. We’re hoping that we will see many more birdwatchers, ornithologists and photographers to the site.
We also had a lovely article in the Express and Star by Laura Blythe. The video in this blogpost was by Nicky Butler.
If you are a keen photographer, you can check us out on Flickr and contribute your pictures to our Wolverhampton’s Great Outdoors Flickr Group.
Until next time – enjoy ‘Wolverhampton’s Great Outdoors’.