Sunday, 14 February 2010

February 14th 2010

Barn Owl failed to show at Grandborough and we will have to presume the Great Grey Shrike has buggered off to the west of the county. Back at the car on Hill Rd there were 80 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 10 Yellowhammer and 2 Buzzard while Dave and I enjoyed a brew.
Although not a year tick 3 male Common Scoter that arrived overnight were a welcome change at the pond and the Great-northern Diver was not far away out in the centre of the reservoir. The only other sighting of local interest was the increase in Pied Wagtail numbers.
The Church Lawford Bewick Swan was back in the kale field with the Mute Swan flock and the female Goosander at Brandon Marsh which I had missed yesterday was still on one the islands, also Buzzard, Great-spotted Woodpecker and 2 Snipe.
Cathiron had the usual assortment of tits apart from the hairy one.


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