Tuesday, 18 January 2011

More North Lincs

I've spent the last couple of days working in North Lincs, not a great deal of excitement really, two very different days weather wise, Monday overcast, damp and dreary, today clear, sunny and freezing cold! It was noticeable that several species, mainly Skylark, Robin and Dunnock were busy singing, with Buzzard and Sparrowhawk up displaying.

Target species were thin on the ground but several flocks of common wildfowl and waders such as Teal, Mallard, Golden Plover and Lapwing was pleasing but it was very hard going from all the hours spent there.

Decent numbers of Fieldfare were around today with the odd Redwing and Starling in with them, it was interesting to watch them bathing in a ditch. A 'flock' of 3 Treecreeper was enjoyable. There was some decent flocks of farmland birds such as Tree Sparrow, Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer in with hundreds of Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Goldfinch. Grey Partridge were also plentiful

Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit more eventful raptor-wise, and hopefully a bit warmer too!

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