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Friday, 25 December 2009

A Festive Treat

A Christmas Day visit "over the fence" on the Fallowfields site revealed an excellent Woodcock 9.45am that flew from the north-west corner over towards the the houses just north of the Parkhill hotel.
A great start to Christmas Day birding which was enhanced further with the calls of 2 Bullfinch coming from the Hotel grounds.
This afternoon a walk around Oulton Marshes/ Fisher Row revealed some excellent wetland habitat constructed parallel to the river. A Barn Owl quartered the fields north of the site. 42 Linnet flew to a bush just over the river. A Little Egret flew north over Peto's Marsh and landed briefly in the field before continuing its journey to the north- west.
A Barn Owl flew south over the marshes and 20 Goldfinch flew into a tree opposite the stables.


Colin Jacobs said...

Only real birders go out Christmas Day, You have a good understanding wife

Peter Ransome said...

The Woodcock sighting is literally only yards from the house and was only a 15 minute excursion from the house. The Fisher Row walk was to walk off the Xmas lunch, Ok it was a 2 hour walk but Jenny realises I can't be cooped up inside the house all day I need to stretch the legs!
Hope you had a good Xmas too, Colin.