Saturday, 11 February 2012


Out on the Patch with a stroll around the parts other patchers seem to neglect. First up Scarey Park but no sign of any Yellowhammers or lumberjacks for that matter. A few decent finches with small flocks of Greenfinch and Bullfinch searching for something to eat. Down by the River Weaver not a sausage on the unfrozen waters, so where do all the ducks etc go from Neumann's when its iced over?

Good numbers of Long tailed Tits which seem to have had a yet another very good breeding season last year. Mixed in with them a wee crest of the commoner flavour...

Further on the 'new' hide Haydn's over looked by yet more frozen habitat...
this years challenge to get this unique bird hide name on the bird info news services

Yesterdays Willow Tit, heard calling from its usual patch of scrub between the horse paddocks and Forge Brook boosted me to joint top (a three way tie) of the local Patch Year List League but now its bloody hard work for the rest of 'winter' till the first Chiffys' arrive late March.
I say it every year but roll on Spring...please.

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