Friday, 30 December 2016

Birds of the fog


Today it was fogbound in our part of the world so observations remained minimal. Jacob endeavoured to find birds at Pitsford Reservoir and managed to pick out a Green Sandpiper and a Chiffchaff in the murk. Eleanor saw four Woodcock at Blueberry Farm, these birds possibly displaced by nearby shooting at Haselbech. The pair of Stonechat remain in the valley below Hanging Houghton.

Jacob visited Roade village this afternoon, locating seven Waxwings which are currently in gardens alongside the main A508, almost opposite the village garage. Three other birds joined this flock as they flew out of view...


Neil M

A pair of Brambling
are currently in residence
at Steve Bennison's house
on the outskirts of Duston,
 Northampton. And these images
from Steve depict the male of the
pair on his garden feeders.

Waxwings at Roade today
courtesy of Jacob Spinks.

Blue Rock Thrush at
Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.
This vagrant bird, apparently an
adult male, for some reason has
abandoned its traditional
Mediterranean-based home and
is currently living in the gardens
and rooftops in the Cotswolds!

Images courtesy of
Jacob Spinks.

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