Saturday, 23 January 2010
23 Jan 2010 - In dusk we trust.... a Bittern !
Weekend birding is generally a scarce commodity, but managed a quick scoot round while the bairn was at a kids party.
Met up Spuggy & Jim, we caught up with The Heron & patch year ticked Gadwall !
Plenty of Fieldfare & redpoll about.
Only a few ducks have moved back in, as still load of ice on pools - 4Goldeneye, 2Wigeon, 2Gadwall, 2Tufted.
Waited around for the last of the light, owling was pretty much non-existant, but we were rewarded for standing freezing with a fox hunting & catching / eating a vole, then a fine Bittern coming in to the main pool at dusk.
(some wag asks if its a ghost)
Scores so far:-
garden year list - 39
local patch yearlist - 94 (inland location)
on foot from home - 94