Saturday, 18 December 2010

Birds in the snow

Local patch: after a heavy snowfall during the night, today the gardens were completely covered with a white veil. The snow forced some birds to move from the Karst plateau to the coast, so birding was quite productive this morning. The highlights were some small flocks of WOODLARKS (about 20) flying around the patch, about 5 MISTLE THRUSHES flying around, some Meadow Pipits heard flying overhead. Plus also the local birds like: the usual confiding Buzzard (perching on the trees in the garden!), Cirl Bunting, Chaffinch (flocks feeding on the lawn-see pic above), Great Tits taking seeds from the RSPB birdfeeder, 1 female Sparrowhawk hunting, a male Blackcap feeding with berries, Coal Tit, Robin (looking for food on the lawn) and a Cormorant flying above the coast.