I noted 250 STARLINGS at Migrant Alley, their dark massed ranks looking like an oil slick on the green sheep pasture, with them were about 100 FIELDFARE, which in turn had a few REDWING spread amongst them. BLACK HEADED GULLS numbered 40-50 and I noted a COMMON GULL with them, but it was too cold to scan them all for a Med Gull!
I checked the Pub Field, which has now been ploughed, here I saw another 100 or so Fieldfare, and a smattering of Redwings, also 5 STOCK DOVES. A MEADOW PIPIT battled its way north, fighting against the bitter wind, then the inevitable SPARROWHAWK came whizzing over, putting all the winter thrushes up!
Walking home, I passed through the Tree Nursery, a KESTREL was hunting here and a BUZZARD was sighted low over the Wet Woods, but nothing else was about.
More poor weather expected tomorrow, so it will be another disappointing spring day. There is light at the end of the tunnel though, by the weekend this NE wind will go round to the SW, and it will feel more springlike, that will be cloud and rain then!
Most of the afternoon was a write off due to the frequent and heavy snow showers that blew through
|What chance have I got in this!!|
|What chance has anything got in this!!|