Birds feeding – but given notice to quit….

Thanks to Vivien Crump, who sent some pictures of birds using feeders on the Radford Bridge Road Allotments in Wollaton….

…..Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis) and Lesser Redpolls (Carduelis cabaret)….

Goldfinch and redpolls

…and a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)……

Great spotted Woodpecker

Unfortunately, this could well be the last year these birds will be able to use these feeders on the allotments, which are threatened by a controversial development plan.   Gardeners were recently given a legal notice to quit, and so must vacate by April next year.  Sadly it seems that the days of this wildlife-rich old allotment site are numbered.

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One response to “Birds feeding – but given notice to quit….

  1. Really sorry to hear this and fear there is a lot of urban nature rich land which is heading for development due to a so called housing crisis.

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