Sunday, 8 January 2012

Where are the birds?

A poor count on Saturday as the wind seems to have blown all the birds away. Struggled up to thirty three species and couldn't even find a Fieldfare which is unusual. Spent a good bit of time trying to find the Shrike but never did. At least the owls are reliable although I apparently missed a Long eared in flight on Wednesday which still smarts a bit!
The Prestwick Carr list has eased up to a half century with Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail and Treecreeper added. There are precious few Wagtails around the horse fields which is unusual. A couple of Mute Swans landed briefly on the flooded fields but they didn't stay long heading off west.
Today a quick look at Bellasis Bridge with Grey Partridge, Jay and an overflying Cormorant being the only birds of note. Now for Sunday lunch and an afternoon in front of the box watching posh cats.

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