Tuesday 1 January 2008

The first walk of the new year and the weather was a little unkind. Thick fog blanketed the area, and so limited the number of species that were recorded to 43, although that isn't a bad tally. As is nearly always the case, the first day of a new month brings a species not seen in the previous month, this time it was a REED BUNTING, a smart looking male atop the hedgerow on the golf course. Bird of the day was the LITTLE GREBE, still on the lake, a good species to get on the year list. The siskin flock was still in the alders along the stream, and as I scanned it for Redpoll I was almost glad I didn't see one !! Nearby in the College campus carpark, is a patch of weedy ground and yesterdays linnets were re-located, joined by one other. The bird song had increased early on, with ROBIN, SONG THRUSH, MISTLE THRUSH, COAL TIT, GOLDCREST and STOCK DOVE all singing.


Steve said...

Glad you got the Little Grebe on this years list Warren. Interestingly Reed Bunting was one bird that eluded me today.

Tony Morris said...

Happy New Year, a nice start to the year Warren, I wonder if to century will come this year?

Adam said...

Happy New Year Warren - look forward to see what tally you get this year.