Monday, 23 January 2017

Modest turnover


Although this mornings circuit of the Priest Hill fields seemed to be a case of the same few birds being present, there is evidence of turn-over. A male Stonechat (the first since early December) joined a single female this morning, and the count of 13 Reed Buntings (the third time this peak has been reached) included a male which was almost in full summer plumage - I've not seen him before. Little flying over, but expectation is still high. Where are those geese, Lapwings, larks, swans..?

Up to a dozen Goldfinch across the site - the Linnets seem to have moved on
Sorry - another Reed Bunting - cannot help myself at times.

4 comments:

  1. I love these little songbirds, commonplace though they may be

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    1. And that is why you will always get pleasure from your birdwatching Simon.

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  2. Steve, that bridge camera of yours is producing some nice images. Do you keep it on auto, or play around with the settings?

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    1. Hi Dyl, just kept on auto. I haven't even looked at anything else it can do. I'm really pleased with the results. Cheers, Steve.

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