Sunday, 1 February 2009

Winter thrushes return

A pair of raven were displaying over my house this morning - moving between the Castle and Aldcliffe.

Not too much to report from a leisurely stroll around the patch with Mrs C today.
The main thing was the annual 'late-winter' re-appearance, right on cue, of the large numbers of winter thrushes around the Admiralty Wood fields.
At least 200 redwing with smaller numbers of fieldfare (60 or so) were in the usual field to the immediate west of the wood. A GS woodpecker was here too but I couldn't see any little owls today.
110ish pinkfeet were flushed off Aldcliffe Marsh by a passing helicopter. Otherwise the marsh was quiet.
Good numbers of lapwing, golden plover, BH gulls were feeding in the fields along with a few curlew and common gulls.
A pair of gadwall and 12 coot were on Freeman's Pools along with a few mallard and single Canada goose.
A male bullfinch was seen in Freeman's Wood.

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