Saturday, November 21, 2009

Not much doing...

..but a pleasant morning all the same. Early on it was cool and hazy but fair. In the garden, Tree Sparrows have increased their number to 5 birds but the Brambling seems to have moved on. Maybe it was a new arrival re fuelling before carrying on south and west?

Two Roe Deer were in the field up towards the Heugh from our drive and a third was flushed by us near the Village Wood. Jay and Redpoll were calling while 6 Bullfinches and a Marsh Tit fed on strangely pale pink ornamental Rowan berries.

Some migration was still occurring with 3 Mistle Thrushes and 2 Fieldfares together heading south followed by 3 Redwings freshly in-off. I sometimes hear Redwings calling in the dark as they come in right up to December.

The weather has deteriorated this evening with some rain and a freshening Sou'Westerly...

2 comments:

St Ives Birds & Photo Journal said...

Hi Stewart. Love your drawings. I used to draw birds all the time but haven't done for a while now, don't seem to have the time. It is something I ought to get back in to.
I haven't even been out of the door today, pissing down and blowing a hooly. Looks much the same for tomorrow so it could well be a birdless weekend.

Stewart said...

Cheers Richard. I hope the winds ease for you soon you have been getting it rough lately...