Friday, 24 February 2017

After the Storm

Mainly sunny, 8°, light WSW.

After Doris swept through yesterday a reasonably sunny day today but a bit cooler than of late.

2 Stonechat today with a male on the Hill and another, a female about 1km north out by the stubble fields. Arguably the first migrants of this year.

Still a small flock of Reed Bunting and Linnet out on the stubble and several Yellowhammer.

A flock of c30 Fieldfare on the hill and 6 Pied Wagtail and a Kingfisher by the farmhouse.

A few more flocks of Fieldfare around the fields and several Buzzard high overhead in display flight.

Redwing a bit thin on the ground but still a few around and a couple of Skylark in song flight.

A Treecreeper singing in the Millennium Wood, possibly the same one we get in the garden.

A new bird for the garden today in the form of a Reed Bunting that flew over this afternoon and around 20 Redwing settled in the garden trees for a short time.

Mammals: Roe Deer & Wood Mouse.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell.

We were lucky around here that we did not sustain much damage from storm Doris. Just a couple of trees down on the hill.

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