It's Wednesday evening as I write these opening sentences. The weather forecast is predicting an arctic blast and snow. Let's see what materialises?
Saturday, 31 January 2015
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Saturday, 17 January 2015
I've not really had much time to do a lot of birding since the New Year, and as a result, there hasn't been much to write about. Birding is restricted to weekend mornings only at the moment, and the last two weekends have involved high winds and poor weather. This weekend was the first with bright conditions, though the temperatures were cold.
The highlights on the patch this morning were a flock of Canada geese about 80 strong with a couple of Greylag amongst them grazing in the water meadows next to the River Anker. Then, a little later as we reached the fields of longer grass, a flock of around c50 Linnet were circling the field. They landed and disappered into the grass.
Kestrels were also on the move this morning with three being spotted. So, it was just common stuff about this morning, but it's still nice to see them.
As I wandered around this morning, I used the phone to take a few pictures of the areas I was walking through.