Saturday, 13 February 2016

13th February

Very quiet today. Pick of a meagre list was this Grey Wagtail on the Swale,

16 Teal on a little remnant of floodwater and 50+ Fieldfares feeding in a riverside field. This was the first reasonable sized flock I’ve seen ground feeding this winter. Typically they move from feeding in hedgerows in the autumn and early winter to ground foraging after Christmas but presumably the good berry crops have delayed this.  
This lone Greylag has been haunting the same stretch of riverbank for a couple of weeks now and I assume is probably injured but seems to have survived comfortably and was feeding well.

This Sun Dog seen today is usually a sign of colder weather coming so perhaps that will get things moving…

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