Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Just a "Foggy" Day..................

Back to normal then, - a day off and its foggy! Well its nearly the end of the year so I was determined to make the most of it, and still needing Brambling for my year list, decided to visit Harrington Airfield.

Driving towards Harrington, the foggy conditions appeared to be lifting, but as I arrived at the parking point, it was still rather thick. I decided to carry my camera (just in case!) but left my scope in the car as its use would be nil. Indeed, I struggled with my bins and the camera was not used.

Someone had placed seed near the gate and as I arrived, I could see a large number of finches taking advantage. Year tick - Brambling, not one, not two, but at least twenty males and females in the company of Chaffinch's, Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings (all in very good numbers). At the end of my walk, I had seen at least forty Bramblings!

The fog was not lifting but I decided to walk the old airfield. I was so glad I did as I picked up another year tick in a ring-tailed Hen Harrier, hunting the transmitter field, much to the annoyance of the hundreds of Corvids and Wood Pigeons.

It was "Just a Foggy Day"! but i'm glad I went.


Todays Sightings:

Blackbird; Dunnock; Redwing; Fieldfare; Yellowhammer; Chaffinch; Brambling; Carrion Crow;Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Reed Buntingt; Robin; Green Woodpecker; Jay; Hen Harrier; Rook; Linnet; Jackdaw; Pheasant; LBB Gull; Wren; Kestrel; Skylark; Pied Wagtail; Bullfinch; Greenfinch; Black Headed Gull; Buzzard.

4 comments:

Tim Jones said...

Sounds like a cracking day to me Kevin!

Kevin Groocock said...

It was, Tim - just feel "cheated" as no images!

Max Silverman said...

Damn good for a foggy day.

Kevin Groocock said...

Well pleased, Max. We can start all over again tomorrow!