Sunday, 9 December 2012

Redwings on the kaki

Local patch: great joy today when I discovered 3 REDWINGS feasting on a kaki tree in a distant garden. Only the 2nd ever record for the patch. Today's observation confirmed my initial thoughts about yesterday's ufo bird.
The three birds fed on the four remaining kaki fruits for about half an hour, interchanging with 3 aggressive Blackbirds. The tree in question was quite distant, somewhere in a garden I couldn't access, thus the lack of even any documentative shots. I think the above picture by Steve Round would do as well.
Some WOODLARKS were still around this morning as they flew over the garden. Otherwise pretty much the same as yesterday.
In the afternoon I took a nice stroll in the woodland and despite the pretty quiet atmosphere it was great to walk in the deep fresh snow (up to the heels). Birds like Goldcrest, Hawfinch, Marsh Tit, Short-toed Treecreper ect. were the most obvious.