Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A New Year and a new start.

Here we go again!.............................the start of a new birding year.
Up at daylight to get a head start on our 2014 birding list. This an opportunity to catch up with all the birds we tend to overlook for the rest of the year and also to discover how our more common birds are disappearing and are so much harder to locate.
At the end of daylight hours our list had grown to 76 species...........not a bad start but not exactly special.
Highlights of the day were Great Grey Shrike, Whooper and Bewick Swan and long-tailed duck.
Have posted some of the pictures from the today in alphabetical order.
 Blue Tit getting ready for a house move in 2014
 Chaffinch - getting harder to find
 Coot - getting more common
 Grey Partridge - getting very hard to find.
 Greylag goose
 Herring Gull
 Little Egret
 Marsh Tit
 Med. Gull
 Mute Swan
 Purple Sandpiper
 Ringed Plover
 Tufted Duck
Whooper and Bewick Swans

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