Thursday, 5 January 2012


Sunny intervals, showers, 10º, fresh to strong W. (force 6 gusting to 7 poss 8) 8 recorded near Abingdon today.

Woke this morning to another howling gale (not quite) and a Mistle Thrush singing away in the meadow.

The Mistle Thrush has an old colloquial name of “Stormcock” known for its habit of singing in tree tops during howling winds and inclement weather etc. Why? No idea J.

A Raven seen near Lollingdon Hill yesterday and a Chiffchaff in West End today.

Thanks to John Lucas and Tony Williams for the info.

Collared Doves now up to 6 in garden and Hedgehog again this evening.

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