Friday, 3 January 2014

A good start

New Years day being a bit of a wash out the 2014 count started in earnest yesterday. I soon ticked off the usual suspects although thrush numbers have declined dramatically over the last few days. I wonder if they've headed inland now the berries are largely finished or back home? Close to best was a Jack Snipe flushed from behind the top sentry box on the range Bridleway and not far behind that a Peregrine again flushed off a Woodpigeon kill near the wood.
The count for the day ended at 45 as a Sparrowhawk briefly visited the garden but most remembered was fifteen minutes watching three Red Squirrels chasing each other up and down a tree.

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