Archive for November 7th, 2009

7th November 2009, Saturday

Too much garden wildlife

A Timed Tetrad Visit in TQ81 J (Brede) this morning began with a bewildering profusion of common species around the mature gardens of downtown Cackle Street, where numerous feeders promote a heady circulation of tits and finches as Starlings whistle from the chimney tops, Collared Doves rush about the rooftops and Magpies chatter in the back gardens.
Following a twitch to the churchyard for Mistle Thrushes feeding on Yew berries, the effort to keep track of each bird and recall whether we’d already noted them or not was such that it was a relief to get out into some nice birdless farmland.
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