Thursday, 23 March 2017

Diaries and sparrows



You could be forgiven for assuming that I have recently forsaken 'actual birding' to delve through old dusty diaries and notebooks - I have been doing both, it's just that the birding has been slow. My visits to Priest Hill have been ongoing, with most of the time spent scanning empty fields and bushes. However, a few Chiffchaffs and Meadow Pipits have passed through and both Tawny and Little Owls are on site. My hopes are high for a little bit of spring magic in the coming weeks.

Back home I was entertained by a gaggle of House Sparrows that were loafing around in a neighbour's pyracantha bush (no, I don't know which species). We are still blessed with good numbers around here, for which I am grateful. Now, back to those diaries...

4 comments:

Gibster said...

Not sure on the Pyracantha either, are the petioles glabrous (Asian Firethorn) or hairy (Firethorn)? Either way, you have a Phyllonorycter leucographella mine extreme top left-hand corner of the lower pic.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

We have a good few in my garden, munching my fat ball feeder and nesting in the eaves.

Steve Gale said...

Only you Seth could have written that last sentence...

Steve Gale said...

Cherish them Simon, they are missing from many a garden.