Monday, 25 January 2010
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Short Eared Owl Norfolk 17 January.
Finding this roosting Short Eared Owl, and, an obliging male Merlin, was a pleasant surprise. To come back to Bedford to have an extremely vocal Tawny Owl in the trees opposite the house the same evening made for a nice double act! The nearby street lights and the complete absence of any leaves on the trees made the Tawny very conspicuous as it called for over half an hour - before flying over the road and over my head, to disappear into the night. Not quite a Garden tick but an almost exact copy of the last time a calling Tawny interrupted the Television viewing - calling from the same trees, but, with the trees in leaf, only becoming visible when it too flew over my head and away over the houses.
Saturday, 9 January 2010
Redwing 9 January. perched in the Ivy covered apple tree near the house - seeming less wary than the Fieldfares that came into the trees at the bottom of the garden. Other visitors to the garden during the day included a male Blackcap, long-tail Tits and Goldfinches. A mid-week Kingfisher flashing along the edge of the main lake at priory CP was good to see given the continuing big freeze.
Monday, 4 January 2010
Snow Buntings Snettisham Beach 5 December. Always good to see - with obliging flocks present at both holme and Snettisham