Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ne'er was a Stonechat more welcome! 19.2.2011.

Yesterday ( Friday ) was absolutely filthy and a complete waste of time for achieving anything outside of the confines of a house!! Today commenced similarly , with strong winds and rain overnight and then mist, which persisted until lunchtime and a point at which little could be accomplished! I suppose it is February!

A look around locally produced little other than a few Fieldfares, a small charm of Goldfinch, and odd Chaffinch. Two male Reed Bunting were a nice surprise, followed by a male and female Stonechat on fence lines near to home acting as if they had never left!! They soon moved on but provided encouraging evidence that local birds had not been wiped out by the severe weather previous to the turn of the year. Good news!

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