Sunday, 5 December 2010

Loving the local area already!

I spent the majority of the day doing DIY in my new house but a dog walk just after sunrise resulted in several Common Snipe, a Redshank and a single Green Sandpiper all making the most of a thawed-out ditch.

'Little stuff' was made up of Fieldfare, Bullfinch and Linnet. Although still under almost a foot of snow it looked as though it is going to provide me with some interesting species over the coming years.

Chores inside the house were dull but a glance out the front window at the perfect time resulted in a flock of at least 15 Waxwings being clocked! They did a little circuit before dropping into a garden.

A break in the DIY (to go and get some more DIY stuff) resulted in 3 more showy Waxwings on the A63 near Cliffe.

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