Bits ‘n’ Pieces

Week 5 at work has been a busy week for a chance the fine weather seems to have got the birds thinking its spring time already, the Great Tits were noisy this week along with a very vocal Nuthatch one could easily think winter was over and spring had begun. 16 species seen on the work patch this week [see patch highlights 2011] with Thursday bringing in a couple of Siskins  in the spring like sunshine.

Siskin

Friday unfortunately was work day this week but news of Waxwing locally had me up early Saturday to find 7 birds still in Sainsbury’s car park at Brighouse, as what seems to be the norm for me this winter with Waxwing I had ony a couple of minutes to enjoy these birds before they were off  probably to another supermarket car park somewhere. The afternoon saw me enjoying a walk down Lin Dike taking in the wildfowl and Geese Teal [Video Link], Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Shelduck, Canada Geese and the geese we had come to see the 8-off Greenland White Fronted Geese. We had a surprise find with a Little Egret along with Mute Swan, Lapwing, Black Headed Gulls, Coot, Moorhen,Gadwall, Goldeneye, Shoveler, Mallard and Cormorant, made out to a useful hour the rain held off which was good but the wind hadn’t hence the lack of small birds we didn’t see

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