Saturday, 7 December 2013

Two top birds and back in the medals...

Running some errands this morning so not much time to get out and decided a trip down to East Hyde was in order to see for myself the results of the digger's visit to the scrape. Loads of birds around the scrape area included a flock of 16 redpoll, some of which sitting up nicely revealed a nice pale one with gleaming white wing bars and my first BedsSFYT since Stonechat on 20th October. With brownie points in the bag and a fine late afternoon in prospect, I negotiated a trip out with the idea of finding a SEO so headed for Sandy Smith NR thinking that would be as good as anywhere; my reward a male Hen Harrier, yep take that, beats a SEO, shame it did not hang around long. You did not think I would give up third place for long did you ?

1 comment:

  1. Whoa...two ticks in a day during December is pretty good going. However, my diary informs me that there are still 22 days of 2013 remaining.

    All still to play for. Andy - if you're still in third place at midnight on New Years Eve, you can celebrate by taking the star off of the top of your Christmas tree and wearing it in on your lapel. ;-)

    D

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