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Saturday, 28 March 2009

The "Rattler!"



A dreary old morning had me confined to the house and garden and it concluded with another new bird seen from the garden today at 10.10am, a Mistle Thrush drew attention to itself by its rattling call and it flew towards the grounds of Parkhill hotel. The only common Thrush I need from the garden now is Fieldfare, its still a possibly especially in March/ April when they are on the move migrating north back to Scandinavia. I didn't manage a pic of the Mistle Thrush but hope you like one I took in February this year along Lansdowne road, South Lowestoft. 
Also feeding in the garden were a charming pair of Long- tailed Tits. I have been fortunate to have had a small feeding flock of around 8 Long-tails for much of the winter feeding on the peanuts and the fatballs. Judging by the recent RSPB Gardenwatch survey, Long-tailed Tits are an increasing sight in gardens (moving up the charts this year to no.10 most regularly spotted bird in gardens this year!) taking advantage of the recent run of mild winters (this winter excepted!) and the food put out for them.
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