Saturday, December 11, 2010
All of my Brambling photo's are dull and grainy, because I take them through a small window pane looking onto the lawn. I must try and get one outside in good light. Today's bird is a nice bright first winter male, a much nicer specimen than the female I photgraphed last time. There have been two going around, but just the one today.
While feeding the birds yesterday 2 Waxwings were flying around the village. Again they looked like they would drop onto a neighbours apple tree, but I didnt see them again. Maybe they were intimidated by the 20 odd Blackbirds finishing off the still hanging fruit?
Bunty's walk this morning was along the coast path towards Cullernose Point. There wasn't a great deal to see, now that 90% of the coastal snow has gone, but a drake Goldeneye in with the Eiders made a change and a distant Great Northern Diver on the sea proved its identity when it ran along the surface, took off and did a couple of laps before going south.
I'm pleased to be still adding to the OFFH list even at this late stage. Possibilities are thinning out now but I could still add Long tailed Duck and Little Auk, or a white winged gull. Weather permitting...
OFFH List 161.