Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sugar Beet Mountain

The last crop of on my Aylmerton patch is now almost completely lifted and 'though the ragged tops still remain attracting the gulls and a good flock of c75 Linnets, I'm sure they will be soon ploughed back in again.

This is my most loathesome time of year, with work being at its busiest and dark mornings and long dark evenings it can be a bit of a struggle willing yourself through to Christmas! A couple of later starts this week managed me to rack up a post roost count of 2,500 Pink feet moving west over the village on Wednesday and upto 28 Stock Dove on the field behind our house.

This morning was pretty quiet as would be expected but the weather continues to be mild and frost free. Only birds of note were unusually 240 Pink-feet east mid morning and 125 Golden plover on the fields. There's still an obvious lack of winter thrushes so the local birds have plenty of food in the hedgerows.


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