17 March 2018

Ghost Town


Hardly any birds in town the last 10 days or so. Some birds have started appearing from the south: Oriental Greenfinches, White Wagtails and Black-tailed Gulls in breeding plumage (above).

Last week I saw just 1 Hawfinch and 1 Brown Dipper plus a brief flyover group of waxwings. This week saw even slimmer pickings: 1 male Daurian Redstart only. At Kamiiso the grebes weren't present but there were the usual ducks and gulls as well as 4 Great Egret.

The snow is melting fast. Spring is here, almost.

4 comments:

  1. You wouldn't like it here at the moment Stu. Not many birds around. Snow on the Pennines and a bitter east wind.

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    1. Bitterly cold wind here today as well Phil.........

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  2. The bill is very distinctive. Great looking gull.

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    1. It is a very common but very attractive Gull........

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