Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ugly Duckling? Not 'til you grow up!

Had three Lesser Redpoll fly west over the track this morning, buzzing away. This species is long over due on the garden list.
Lesser Redpoll PYL 72

Work took me to Norwich this morning, a Fine City! With an hour to spare between appointments I took a trip to Whittlingham Country Park, a stones throw from the city centre that could be miles from anywhere basking in the sunshine. The 'ahhh' factor was pushing the top of the scale in the form of an Egyptian Goose family (no, really!)
Also here plenty of distant Cormorants of who knows which race!
The most notable bird was an adult Yellow-legged Gull, that was again rather distant but seemed as happy here as it would around the western Mediterranean where they originate from (but are all over the place now!)

1 comment:

Pete said...

they are cute when young and THEN they grow up