Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Whooper fest

Out surveying on the south Lancashire mosses and a nice boost to the 2013 Self Found List with a couple of decent sized flocks of Whooper Swans..29 & 77 with the winter resident 3000+ Pinkies surrounding them. Add to that two small flocks of Brambling a couple of Barn Owls and a very brief fly past Short-eared Owl the rain swept day wasn't to bad after all.
No chance with Merlin or Hen Harrier the foggy drizzle not really ideal raptor weather.
T'other stuff also padded on Grey and Red-legged Partridge, big flock of Linnet and an unexpected Grey Wagtail.
Up at the top end of Lancs tomorrow so fingers crossed we get some decent weather.