Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Waxwing invasion 2008/2009
As I said, nothing truly exciting turned up these days. In the local patch just the more or less usual birds around including Coal Tits, Dunnocks, Black Redstarts, 1-2 Goldcrests (in the garden), Siskins going overhead (at times) and regular activity at the birdfeeder. The sea usually holds good numbers of Med Gulls, along with 1 or 2 Sandwich Terns and up to 4 Black-throated Divers. The other day, the Red-necked Grebe in the bay of Grignano was still present - it was closer, so I could notice it was still in complete breeding plumage! This evening 15 Cormorants migrating W were of note.
Today, on the way from Trieste to Koper I added Hawfinch to my (actually non-existing) check-list of "birds seen from the motorway".
Not enough for a true gratification... roll on Sunday!