Just a few notes on the birds around.
The Black Redstart is still about, I don’t see it that often but am told it is on my roof/guttering – and along to Metropole and behind Quay Inn, again on the roof.
My recent walks have been quiet:
25th Jan – a frosty morning so just a short walk up to Beacon Road and down towards Greenaleigh.
Very quiet but good to be out.
27th Jan – Conygar Tower and Dunster Castle fields.
Long tailed Tits & probably Goldcrests (small and would not keep still but moved like them), Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatch seen near the Tower and Green Woodpecker heard. In the fields by Dunster Castle, a Blackbird( with a strange song), a Song Thrush and then a Buzzard flew in low and landed in a nearby tree. Towards the river a small flock of Fieldfares and in the next field 4 Little Egrets.
28th Jan – Hopcott, to Hole’s Corner and down path to towards Aville Farm back via Oway Corner.
Very quiet, a Raven and some small birds heard but not seen. A single Red Deer seen on Knowle Hill. Heavy vehicles have made the tracks muddy in places.
29-31st – No walks last few days as weather was wet and misty.