Saturday, January 22, 2005

A few tiddlers - 57 species in total

Having been 'caught' by some HOSlisters looking at Waxwings at Hedge End having arrived in a car (excuse: needed to get a mobile from Carphone Warehouse - Health & Safety for "the big one" tomorrow!), and needing to test out my borrowed neoprene anti-cold feet overshoes, I made a long overdue visit to Winchester Sewage Farm. A feeble 5.8km round-trip, but worth a whole 3 new species: Lapwing, Teal and Shoveler. No major surprises, but they all count! Also a Green Woodpecker was yaffling away back in Winchester this afternoon. Oh yes - and there was a Stock Dove prospecting for nest sites (maybe!) down in the valley yesterday, too.