Sunday, 30 January 2011

Ewelme, Big Garden Birdwatch and River Thames

Sunday 30 January 2011
Topped up the home feeders and water and then went over to Ewelme to give them time to take effect.  2 Water Rails, Green Sandpiper and a Brambling were the best followed by a Fieldfare, a few Redwings and a Grey Heron.
Returned home to do the garden count - about the best I can say is that it was warm and I could drink coffee while I did it.  Just 10 species, most noteworthy being 2 Blackcaps (male and female) a House Sparrow and a Coal Tit.  The Blackcaps have been around daily for a couple of months but it was good to get House Sparrow and Coal Tit on the list as they are both very sporadic visitors.

Finished off the day with a walk along the Thames to Shillingford.  Red Kite, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Grey Heron, Fieldfare (40), Goosander, Coot (2), Tufted Duck (4), Cormorant (2), Roe Deer (2) - still can't find Siskin.

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