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Sunday, January 30, 2011

30th January

Much the same as it has been for a while, with good numbers of dusk on the lake, Tawny Owl calling from area 40 as it was harassed by Jays at one of its daytime roosts. The star birds are still the Firecrests in the Leaf Yard Wood, beware if looking for them as a distant view might be a Goldcrest. There is a pair in the same vicinity.

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Goldcrest in area 40 as well as a Sparrowhawk that regularly hunts the birds using the feeding station.

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The nearby Waxwings were again feeding at the junction of the Finchley Road and Platts Lane, numbers at times exceeded 70 birds. It was a shame that on the three occasions that I have visited the location the light has been poor, well that’s my excuse for dodgy photos.

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That looks like it’s going to take some swallowing.

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A wonder what the reception is like on their tv?

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2 comments:

The Urban Birder said...

Love the Waxwings Tony. I still haven't come across any this winter yet. I may be forced to twitch some!

Tony Duckett said...

Dave.

All good things come to those who wait, or so they say. There is still possibly another two and a half months to go before they all depart.

Cheers

Tony