Tuesday, 23 December 2008

my local patch

I said I would post something about my local patch, so here it is. I really went out to try and find some waxies but, in my bemusement i found out that the fieldfares,redwings,blackbirds,song thrushes and missle thrushes have already eaten all of them( but there wasent too many 2 start with) so because of this most of them have gone but have been replaced with 4 bullfinch(2 female,1 juv and a dull male,possibly first winter) this is the first flock i have seen here for ages. i got great views of a showy male kestrel which showed well for long periods.first in an oak tree then a willow near the sand martin colony(none were there) and finally in the tall trees on the entrance road(no need to know where these are no other birders come here)as i was watching the kestrel on the entrence road i noticed a treecreeper on the same tree.nice little bird but it gave crap views the full list is:
cormorant-4 canada geese-30c mallard buzzard-2 sparrowhalk-1 kestrels-2 moorhen coot b h gull h gull l b b gull woodpigeon green wood-2 g s wood-2 wren-2 dunnock robin song thrush redwing fieldfare mistle thrush blackbird great tit blue tit treecreaper magpie jay carrian crow starling h sparrow-6 chaffinch goldfinch greenfinch-8 siskin-4 bullfinch-4

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