Monday, 10 May 2021

Birds versus veg!

 Not really seen much at all recently but the old place looks nice at least, been good to spend time at home a lot more...makes you think if all the rushing about is worth it! Much nicer and less stressful just to grow veg!

Monday, 1 March 2021


 A LTDuck has been on a nearby reservoir recently but due to access issues the location must remain undisclosed for now. Elsewhere a LSW in our newly cleared orchard was a massive surprise and the Green Sandpiper finally showed at Shripney.

Friday, 29 January 2021


 There was a reasonable selection of geese at Hunston today including c.85 Greylags, 40 Canadas and two Egyptians as well as quite a few of dubious parentage from the farm next door! A Kingfisher at East Trout Lake was the best at the lakes which also held increasing numbers of Gadwall; the paths remained quiet however.

Saturday, 16 January 2021


 Firecrests are apparently like buses... none for ages then two at once, on my year list a bit later than normal but very welcome at the gravel pits. Also another Bullfinch (and two more on the farm later- super year for these !) and a Treecreeper in the same area. A quick look for a Nuthatch but no joy alas and the wildfowl remained much the same...wherefore art thou Bittern?

Sunday, 10 January 2021


 A surprise at the lakes was an adult Yellow-legged Gull in with the Herring Gulls on the ice; flew before I could get much of picture as you can see below; also a few Common Gulls about and plenty of wildfowl but nothing out of the ordinary today. 

YLG (honest guv!) and Common Gull:

Saturday, 9 January 2021


Not a bad Bullfinch day! Five at Drayton, three elsewhere! Not much else going on at Drayton North & South, three pairs of Coal Tits now but that was about it; the lake is sill frozen atm.