Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Busy garden

The colder weather has brought more birds into my garden this week with todays tally (maximum seen at any one time) as follows:
House Sparrows 21
Starlings 15
Jackdaw 8
Goldfinch 8
Blue Tit 4
Great Tit 3
Chaffinch 3
Magpie 3
Robin 2
Collared Dove 2
Pied Wagtail 2
Greenfinch 2
Blackbird 1
Dunnock 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Coal Tit 1
Tree Sparrow 1
A very warm welcome to Willow Tit 1
and two fingers to Sparrowhawk 1

There was a large movement of Starlings over Prestwick Carr this evening with about 1000 birds in a tight dumb bell flying east close to the airport followed by 500 spread over a wide front and two further flocks of fifty or so. I drove over to Brunswick where there is a regular roost to see if there was any flocking display but couldn't find a single bird.


  1. Have you seen Newcastle Journal Peter?

    Northumberland County Council to give £60,000 over 3 years to wildlife Trust to employ officer to advise on areas including Carr.

  2. If only I were as interested in people as I am in wildlife I might apply!

    No sign of the Parakeet recently and my informer in Bell Villas says her grapes are untouched.