Saturday, 13 February 2010
Up at 7 am and out with the pup at 7:20 hrs today for trot (for 'trot' read squelch/wade/trudge) from home to WHBP and back. Pleasant but quiet, with less that 20 species noted. Immature Mute Swan, two Herring Gulls and a few dozen Teal on the water, the ducks taking to the air as two Common Buzzards flew through. One settled in a nearby-ish tree along with a brown raptor the same size as the Crows that mobbed it. Too far to see clearly with the bins and through the tree's twigs and branches, I would guess a female Sparrowhawk. They are the highlights, next stop St Mary's later this morning. Au revoir!