Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Autumnal surge

A few bits and bobs recently puts me on 114 species, just one behind this time last year -  some more-or-less bankers remain and still time for a late run out of the bottom half of the table in this high-scoring year. Highlight was Red-necked Grebe on Saturday - just my second for the patch and coming just two days short of the seventh anniversary of the first.

Then a Greater-pecker this morning was a patch 4th - and second year in succession. With the plantations are getting so big these days maybe it will become a regular - actually there could already be Black Woodies breeding in there now.

And then there's the Feral Pigeon issue - I decided to take a principled hard line this year and not count any that seemed to come from the pigeon loft. Was starting to panic a bit that I might miss out so have counted a couple of birds flying distantly over the old Tarbothill Landfill site - probably as good as any of this year's Peregrine records anyway!

Statto on a roll  (90.48%)

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