Sunday, 24 January 2010

January 24th 2010

Apologies for late posting – finally managed to get me blog to recognize my password.

January 22nd 2010
Very little seen by Dave, Colin and I on Friday 22nd January due to heavy rain most of the day. Only 2 Corn Bunting could be found as we passed Rookery Hall Farm and no sign of the Bewick’s Swan flock at Church Lawford although the single remained amongst the Mute Swan flock.

January 23rd 2010
Had planned to do the valley and roost but took up a late offer from Geoff and Mary for a change of scenery enjoying a walk along the Nene Way between Eldernell and March Farmers in Cambridgeshire seeing 2 Tundra Bean Geese near the car park at Eldernell, 2 White-fronted Geese further east, 2 over wintering Common Crane on March Farmers and on the way back we added Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl and 3 Marsh Harriers to the list. Missed a Bittern by seconds and no sign of the 5 Pink-footed Geese

Graham Rowling e-mailed with his sightings in the valley today having a group of 5 Roe Deer (1 buck, 4 does) along Hill Road and a Short-eared Owl along Grandborough Fields Road. Meanwhile both the Bewick’s Swan and Great Grey Shrike were seen today.

I will post a report on today’s efforts later this evening.


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