short eared owl - Thorpe Marshes

short eared owl - Thorpe Marshes

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Its just like spring...

 That's what it has felt like the last week and a bit at work. These fresh/cold clear mornings with blue skies and with bulbs starting to flower- but what makes it even more like spring is the fact that birds are singing everywhere! I had 6 singing Sky Larks at Marsham on Friday & Great Tits calling from what seemed every tree i saw! They really own the tree space at the moment & ive had a couple calling from our house ariel and from the hedge out front of our bedroom every morning.Waking up to see to little George at first light these last few weeks has brought to my attention that so many song birds are at the top of there game right now and seem to be using the street lights as there companion.
 A wonderful chorus saturday morning was a perfect time to start my RSPB Big Birdwatch with little George too( not too sure how many birds he actually saw but he seemed to be enjoying his self).
 I put up our first bird feeding station 2 weeks ago and only a few birds have appeared . So  i wasn't really banking on too much but things were looking up after a slow start. We had a few Great Tits, Blue Tits and 2 cracking Long Tailed Tits along with a Blackbird and Collar Dove.
Me & George checking out the Feeders
 Finally Monday morning was like any other cold start to my working day until a flying Woodcock came straight over the van heading south, towards Eaton. A super bird to have seen from my house in the city & a great start to the week .I hope its not the last Woodcock i see before the winters out!
 Happy Birding,
  Shaky

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