Sunday, 17 February 2013

Give Me Sunshine

What a glorious day; Spring is surely here!

Wessie H with singing Skylarks was near bliss this morning.

Arcot was a duck-fest this afternoon, the white plumage of the drake Goosander and the same for the two male Goldeneye was like something off a Daz advert.  There were six Goldeneye in total, 2M/4F, and five Pochard, 4M/1F, and several Gadwall pairs, heaps of Teal, hods of Coot and a plethora of Tufties.

At the Northumberlandia open-cast access road entrance, another six Skylark and the best, a welcome surprise Willow Tit making its way south through the perimeter hawthorns.

No ticks today, but what a difference a few rays make to the birds and the birder!  And we had a bobby dazzler of a male GSW on the feeders this morning too.


  1. Called there on Saturday no sign of Pintail or at the time Goosander ,there was me with scope up ringed by curious ponies !!

  2. Pintail were only there for a day.

  3. "What a glorious day; Spring is surely here!"

    Forever the eternal optimist, you poor misguided person.