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Friday, October 29, 2010

An Autumn Scene

Chapel Lane Graveyard

As usual in autumn the little graveyard at the bottom of Chapel Lane begins to liven up with bird life.
Fieldfare and Redwing can be found in the mature trees whilst Dunnocks, Wrens and Robins skulk about in the low vegetation .
Blackbirds and Mistle Thrush turn leaves on the ground looking for grubs watched from the treetops by the resident nesting Magpies.
Grey Squirrels have recently started using this area and although disliked by many birders (tree rats) it pleases me to watch them launch themselves from one branch to another, everythings a predator of some kind so I dont think squirrels are worse than any other.
The only predator I can,t get on with is man but thats another story!
The only berries in the graveyard are a few on the Holly bushes so its unlikely to ever hold numbers of thrushes or attract Waxwings but as most places this time of year anything could turn up. In the past Ive had Lt Tits and Treecreeper here and even a stray Pheasant so every day I walk past on my way to and from work I,ll be keeping a close watch on it, who knows!

You may wonder why I,ve written all this gobble di gook, well its because the skies were empty today with no signs of vis mig in the windy,damp conditions but normal service will resume as soon as possible.
BS
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2 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

That was an empty day for vis Bri -especially at Hunter Hill (except for the BIG highlight of 2 Goosander)! Hope you get a load of movers this weekend.

Brian Sumner said...

Just been reading your report Dave, at least you gave it a go.Im afraid the job is near to coming to a close now this year although the times coming for winter ducks and the odd rare visitors, thats the beauty of birding, every season has something to look forward to.