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Sunday, 13 March 2011

More Sotterley woe!

Following a blank yesterday, I decided to try again following Dick's sightings of LSW and 4 Hawfinch at Sotterley this morning. Meeting Neville L at the turnstyle at 1pm he said he'd had no luck and despite a 2 hour thorough search of the area, all I saw were 2 Nuthatch near the church, a Goldcrest, a flock of 20 Fieldfare with 110 Starling in the field east of the church, a Marsh Tit in the tree walking back plus 1 Treecreeper seen and another heard in the park near the turnstyle.
I have toted up my totals and I have been a total of 34 times to Sotterley (the first 3X I went round the chapel thinking that was the church and the area to check!) with not even a sniff of a LSW and just 1 albeit very close (before I had my current camera set-up) sighting of a Hawfinch.
A very, very poor return indeed.


Paul Woolnough said...

Win some lose some.
Six hawfinches in 13 visits to Sotterley, I think. First visit successful with a close lesser 'pecker' too.

Bought lunch at Asda Sat 12th. Maintained my 100% failure rate in eight plus attempts for the grain silo peregrine.

Paul Woolnough said...

I was asked at Mayday Farm(!) where Sotterley was.

The questionner and friend left, possibly for Sotterley.

Coue's arctic redpoll, a gap in my Suffolk list ticked. I arrived at 9am. Went back to the car for an early lunch. Seen 1pm. Photo on BINS. Better send my notes in!

Peter Ransome said...

They probably didn't see it though!