Sunday, 16 December 2012

Home patch

A good day around the home patch with the Great Spotted Woody putting in an appearance again, around lunch time, the Tree Sparrow on the feeders and the Linnet flock (114) and 16 Brambling, including a very smart male under the feeders. Down at The Shunan there were three Reed Bunts and I heard a Ringed Plover, a very odd record at this time of year. Also there Mute Swan, Goldeneye, and a small gang of Wigeon.

 I had to drive down to Loch of Harray to drop the girls off at the stables but nearby there were five Mepits, very unseasonal, and another Linnet flew over. Nothing much on the loch; well there were hundreds of quackers and Coot but I couldn't pick out anything unusual.

A WeBS count of Loch of Bosquoy didn't produce a great deal either.

I  could do with more time to look at the Linnet flock, just the situation for something more interesting to occur...

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