Sunday, November 09, 2008

From Russia with Love

Tundra Bean Geese, Buckton Hall

Tundra Bean and White-fronted Geese

Not exactly what I had in mind when I went looking for russian migrants but two patch ticks in one flock will do nicely ! Attracted by the flooded patch just to the west of Buckton Hall.

Massive numbers of thrushes present on Friday 7th with easily 1000 Fieldfares, also a flock of 36 Waxwings over the hall and later present briefly at the village pond. An evening thrush roost catch produced 35 birds including a dutch ringed female Blackbird. The Firecrest is still in residence at the hall, woodcocks and goldcrest are scattered throughout and the whole place has a very late autumn feel to it.

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