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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

4th February

The Water Rails have taken very well to the feeding station, though occasionally the more aggressive bird flexes her muscles.

Moorhen and Egyptian Geese in the rail ditch.

Not much to report, how times have changed. Though this is the worst snow in London for eighteen years, I was two years out. If we had had these conditions back then by now we would have witnessed large movements of birds looking for food.
I remember over a thousand Lapwings and Skylarks passing through in large flocks, as well as the winter thrushes and even small numbers of Yellow Hammers and even the odd Corn Bunting and Tree Sparrow. To date we have had under one hundred Fieldfares and a handful of Redwings.

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