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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bright and busy skies

                             

Bright skies from the word go this morning clouding early afternoon with a strengthening SW wind.
The problem with gazing skyward whilst walking to work in the wind is I have to keep setting off to chase my cap down the road, maybe I should try bluetack.
The skies were alive with birds early a.m. with winter thrushes moving over >S in small flocks and then several single Fieldfares kept coming over in the same direction.
A group of 4 Pied Wagtails headed >SW and unusually a single jay flew from the direction of the old station and headed off to the >W.
At midday 3 Herring gull flew high over the park >NW and a single Pied Wagtail was on the top pitch.
Just one month to go now for you to top up those annual lists and then its back to the start and do it all again.
Im afraid that once again this year my life species list has,nt altered with no new birds for me but thats one of the penalties for sticking to local birding although on that rare occasion when you finally get a lifer in your local area the pleasure is much greater than if you go off to see someone elses bird on a twitch somewhere,
BS

2 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Keep that cap on Bri - don't want you getting a chill!
Pleased to hear you are getting some winter thrushes - if you pick up a black-throated etc you will be glad you didn't go off twitching!!!

NigelK said...

Good job with the Herrings. After I counted the Lapwings I walked from Shelf Moor to Clayton Heights - not a Winter thrush in sight!