Sunday, November 12, 2006

Year Tick

Done some parish birding today. A visit mid morning to Felbrigg lake produced little in the way of wildfowl with just half a dozen Tufties and a few Mallard. A walk along the southern boundry faired a little better with two hunting Common Buzzard (hopefully these will be over-wintering), Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestral, 5 Brambling briefly and 150 Golden Plover. Also here more evidence of the mild weather with a Honeysuckle still in flower.

Had some tidying up in the garden to get on with this afternoon which was a drag at first but I was well rewarded as I was clearing up with a single Snow Bunting flying west directly over the garden calling, not a garden tick but new for the year GYL 84

A Barn Owl has been noted back hunting over the Meadows, I tried to get a flight shot during the week and this was the unintended result I'm calling it...

Going Home..


Mostlymacro said...

Hi Andy, we`ve still got Honeysuckle flowering too, up here in Yorks.

Great Barn Owl pic, very atmospheric.


Andy said...

Cheers Dean the Owl pic was a total fluke, probably couldn't manage to take one like that if i tried!