Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday 20th February

Out for about an hour and a half or so this morning from about 9am. Frosty and very cold but a bright blue sky had everything singing.

Nothing of great note apart from a male Linnet in the sunken marsh. They can be hard to track down in the area so pleased with that. 2 Cettis called which was good to hear - worried how the hard weather would have affected them. A soaring Sparrowhawk over the Millstream, Redshank on the river and 20+ Teal and 9 Little Grebe on abbey Mead were the only other really notable sightings.

5 Comments:

At 11:19 am, Blogger Warren Baker said...

Got out then Steve, well done. Bitterns, cettis, redshank and Little Grebes, hmmmm very envious!

 
At 1:17 pm, Blogger Greenie said...

Steve ,
Good to see you made it out in that sunshine .
Some strange birders around , thinking Linnets are like Bitterns !

 
At 5:38 pm, Blogger Ken Browne. said...

Hi Steve.
Nice to see the Linnets. You did well there. Always makes it worthwhile when you see something you haven't seen for a while.

 
At 8:54 pm, Anonymous Phil said...

Hi Steve. Glad to see you found a Linnet, I really struggle with these at New Hythe, not usually finding some until about early May over the past couple of years.

 
At 10:39 pm, Anonymous ethna said...

Great to have you back Steve! I learned so much from your postings the last two years. Congrats on No 5 in your team. Note how well Charles Darwin did with his lovely brood - got them all involved in nature observations. Keep up the good work. I am going to be very attentive to the possibility of Marsh warbler which I am fairly sure I heard here two years ago.

 

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