Goldfinch food

There were in excess of 10 Goldfinches feeding on Spear Thistle today in the Quarry. The thistles have established themselves since we cut back a sprawling willow and removed a lot of bramble back in 2015. This year the thistles are making a really nice show and the goldfinch presence demonstrates how worthwhile the work in the Quarry was. It looked very bare for a start but it is now all covered with many different plants giving a far greater diversity than before. Shame we were not allowed to continue. A small survey of the plants that are now growing in the areas that we cleared is being carried out this year and the results will be published here soon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.