Saturday, 21 November 2009

Car Park Patch Tick! Car Park Patch Tick!

My Learned Colleague, Crammy Birder, summarises the sedentary nature of birding inland at the moment.  A car park patch tick is surely an example of making the mediocre more memorable.  My angle is counting how many species I see when I take the dog for a walk.  Today it was 12 from leaving Chez Moi to make a return journey round Cramlington's micro-Cumbria, WHIE.  Both Flashes are now joined with an aqua-umbilical.  The Dirty Dozen were - Robin, Crow, Jackdaw, 3 Gulls (C/BH/H), Mute Swan, Teal, Blackbird, Wren, Mipit and Magpie.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

4, 3, 2, 1 but hardly thunder birds!

WHIE 1pm today - take your waders, even wellies would not be enough! 

4 Bullfinches on the roundabout at the entrance

3 Grey Herons (1 on the larger Flash, 2 on the smaller)

2 Mute Swans (immatures on the smaller)

1 Snipe flushed by my trusted companion!  About a dozen species in all during the hour's trot/splash!