Wednesday, 26 January 2011

January 26th 2011

Overnight rain ruined any chance of seeing the Space Station this morning but there’s another chance on the 29th between 07:17 and 07:27 as it heads for Holland and mainland Europe.
Draycote was cold and breezy with more walkers than duck while the shooting fraternity had a jolly in the fields below draycote bank this morning so only brief views of the finch flock in two hours due to the disturbance, 30 Brambling eventually seen briefly.
Bob had the female Scaup in toft bay while the male Smew returned to farborough bank but the bird of the day was a young female Peregrine attempting to pluck a gull off the surface before resorting to its normal speedy Gonzales hunting mode. Only other birds I noted were 5 Goosander, 40 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 25 Stock Dove, 250 Lapwing and a Sparrowhawk along farborough bank.


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