Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Another tart's tick - but still no Cheese Bunting. 104 species in total

An easy (if cold) 30km ride to the west of Winchester today. The primary target was easy enough in Crab Wood - I didn't even have to get off the bike to hear and see a Marsh Tit in the hazel coppice. Much less luck with Yellowhammer (in fact, none), and none of the hoped-for Bramblings either. Lots of Redwings and Fieldfares around, a big flock (120+) of Pied Wags in a ploughed field, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, and several Nuthatches too.

The good news is that the new wheel worked fine!