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Patch mega - day 3

Friday, January 08, 2010

Patch birding can be monotonous. Blogging about patch birding can be monotonous (regulars to this blog will be acutely aware of this). However, almost all of the good birds remain in the patch.  Teal, Pintail, Gadwall etc etc.  Effectively the quality birding is getting repetitive, but in a nice way.  Yesterday did produce a flock of 20 or so unidentified finches (don't worry - they will only be Chaffinches) that will give me something to chase after today.  I was resigned to the fact that I wasn't going to get any more Lapwing activity yesterday, but just as I was leaving the patch 8 of the blighters flew down river.  Eight.  I swore out loud yet again.

This is astonishing.  This is the patch equivalent of  birding on the norfolk coast and having 8 White-rumped Sandpipers or something at once.  Mega.


Teal doing not much near some mud.

2 comments:

Ray said...

I was just reading your bit about bogeys.... for a start, Holkham is the very beach that Kate Winslet walks up at the end of Shakespeare in Love. I bet she saw a Crossbill. I wouldn't worry too much... I'm sure the taxonomists will soon decide that Crossbills are all just a subspecies of Hawfinch... or that maybe they are insects or aliens.
Two extra Crossbill facts.... they respond very well to pishing, and they are on my house list!!
I. by the way, am the Tree Sparrow on your followers list. Ray.

Razboynik said...

Hi there, great blog.
I've just started birdwatching again after a 25 year hiatus, and decided to keep a blog. I would really appreciate a link on your blog. I've got your blog listed already.
Cheers,
Andy

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