Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Easy pickings

For the patch list I am now up to 84 species. A slow but steady start has seen me add the majority of easy winter species to the list now, although I still need a few gimmies such as Bittern!
I have not had anything rare or particularly scarce on the reserve yet, but the highlights for yesterday were a male and female Hen Harrier over the reedbed, even perched in the same dead tree at one point! Also yesterday I added Chiffchaff, Redwing and Tawny Owl. As I say I'm doing it at a slow steady pace at the moment, but additions are occurring each day.

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