Friday, 6 February 2009

I didn't get around to any birding today, one of them annoying days that had more pressing things that needed doing! Saying that, I did have a quick scan of Migrant Alley on the way home from work, and the thousands of STARLINGS, REDWINGS and FIELDFARE were still around. I also gave the garden and surrounding area occasional scans, hoping to add to my Feb. bird count, but nothing new was added, I can still expect a few species - Goldcrest, Mistle Thrush and pied wagtail should turn up, with maybe flyover Cormorant and Grey heron, if the lake defrosts!

I'll leave you with this picture of some Blackthorn Blossom, this photo was taken on this day last year, the same tree isn't anywhere near this far forward yet!


Greenie said...

Warren ,
Good memory jerker that picture of the Blackthorn blossom .
It was out very early last year .
Hope 'the pressing things that needed doing' , didn't take too much out of you !

The Wessex Reiver said...

Blimey Warren you had me going there...blackthorn in February... yes last year was early, daffs out in Bristol in December, this year's a normal year.

Anonymous said...

To add to this, Warren. I had frogs in my garden pond in January last year.
I agree with Andrew. This winter is the norm.

John Young said...

Hi Warren, good selection of birds. Just picking up on your blackthorn comment, could be an interesting spring for flowering plants. I expect I'll visit sites as per previous years only to find the flowers yet to emerge.