Monday, 9 February 2015


Booted a snipe from a ditch at the weekend. I reckon the ditch has issues (cartography joke). Had a nuthatch just off the patch (Seppy tells me it was probably Corsican nuthatch, and that if I followed the normal brown envelope procedure he could make sure it gets accepted). And great jackdaw and rook action at the roost adjacent to my patch. Hundreds of 'em. 47 or 62.9%


  1. i don't get the cartography joke - explain?

  2. It's not really worth it. But if you must know...Issues are where water comes out of the ground at start of surface drainage features, and these are often marked on maps as issues. Thus, the ditch has...oh why bother. I'd rather be birding.