Monday, March 06, 2006

Year tick

Sometimes observing wildlife can be more luck than judgement. Take this morning for instance, I literally took one step out the back door when I heard a distinctive 'chup chup' call overhead, and there was a Crossbill flying forcefully over the garden and continuing off west in to the distance- 10 seconds either side and I wouldn't have seen it!
Also this morning a pair of Shelduck flew north over the house (but I was on the track-Damn!)
The crossbill takes the garden yearlist to 54 (it was also only the second record from the garden)

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