I've been trying to keep the exercise going in between the snow showers and gale force winds. I have to say though that I've wimped out most of the time and retreated to the warmth of the car...mobile Birding!
Significant records are hard to come by at this time of year...but I try.
Around 3pm I decided to have a drive around the Village. As I drove towards the cliff I noticed a flash of welcome colour amongst the gloom...Bullfinch male. I also spotted an accompanying female/imm? The views were brief but conclusive. I turned the car around and headed for the main road. I stopped by the litter bin to do my good deed for the day and was rewarded by 2 more male ...Bullfinches!
As I was trying to get the above image I noticed a pale shape in the field behind...
|Barn Owl (P.56, H.41)|
As I made my way back to the car I got the icing on the cake when a Woodcock (P.57, H.42) flew over!!!
Still plenty of action in the yard. The MEGA hasn't arrived yet but I've got some fine looking and very plump, male Blackbirds.