Saturday, 29 January 2011

January 29th 2011

Disappointed with weather forecasters – Met Check said 1% cloud cover for this morning – twits forgot to put the two zero’s behind it so no chance of Space Station after I had gone down the Grandborough valley early to track it. Even more frustrating was the Tawny Owl calling loudly above my head in Grandborough village refusing to show itself.
Very little around apart from 10 Yellowhammer, 150 Fieldfare, 40 Stock Dove and 2 Buzzards so took a look at the pond on the way home with good views of the finch flock behind the inlet thanks to the male Sparrowhawk perched in the hedge waiting for breakfast while the Brambling were thinking you’ve got no chance mister. At least 9 males(2 in partial summer plumage) and 19 females counted among 60 Chaffinch and 7 Linnets.
The female Scaup was in toft bay and the male Smew off farborough bank while a Meadow Pipit was on toft bank.


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