Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Good to tick the Wanstead Birder and the rest of his birding pals watching a happy hammers game in a pub in Lerwick! Safely off patch. Cheers to you all.
Meanwhile back on patch the birds keep a coming.
First, at the weekend I finally connected with a fine hooded crow (and it was mostly a hooded) that's been kicking around. The ol' Bill has been reporting it for ages but it's taken a while but now it's bagged.
Today a stroll down to the heavily trampled Whinnyfold Road bushes produced a very fine treecreeper and on the way back I checked a site in the middle of a stubble field that looked good for jack snipe. Birding skills there is was, jack snipe. Neither are easy and all much appreciated.
I've never been so far up the leader board before...