Monday, 4 January 2010

Winter catch-up

Shore Lark Snettisham 5 December. 1 of 2 present. having failed to see any shorelarks last year 2009 produced 3 at holme.14 at Holkham as well as the 2 at Snettisham

Snow Buntings Snettisham Beach 5 December. Always good to see - with obliging flocks present at both holme and Snettisham

Marsh Tit 1 January on the Snettisham Bird table and doing the typical grab-it-and run with the seed so not the best of pictures

Redwing in the Bedford Garden 4 January. Coming and going through the morning. At least 8 perched up at 1 point. long Tail tits present in the morning - but failing to pose for the camera, as did the afternoon's fly-over Heron
Fieldfare in the Garden 4 January

Song Thrush in the Garden. 4 January. Nice to have the full set of thrushes in one day
Goldfinch in the Garden. 4 January. The metal ring was obvious in the photo but no chance of reading the numbers !

4 January. A pair of Swans on one of the frozen Lakes at willington.The only birds on the lake. Not quite up to the performance of the Bittern Bonanza at Brogborough, but the Barnacle Geese looked impressive in the afternoon sun. A fly-over Green Sandpiper was a bonus

Fox Bedford 4 January. in the fields opposite the Norse Road Industrial Estate in the afternoon, with another one seen dodging the evening traffic on Church Lane !!!

1 comment:

Errol said...

Your Goldfinch was most likely a Priory or Elms Farm bird. These males are very flighty at the moment, blogging the whole of the north side of town.