Birdbrain Stuff

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Putrid

Starting on a bright note; a Tawny Owl was hooting away from across the road for 5/6 minutes in the early hours of this am.

SH 1035 hrs. Taylor Lane had several Meadow Pipit and couple Swallow. As DW mentioned a month or so back, the nettlebeds are about a third of their height  compared to last August. Therefore the caterpillar numbers were decimated, hence no Cuckoos, apart from this one who tried gettin one.
The hill top had 3 Meadow Pipit and a Skylark. Ned Hill track 1 Robin.

Ogden Res eeeewwww. The passerine fest reported by BS in pm visits simply does not exist. I believe visitors and dawgs drive them off the alley and they only return for well mannered birders. 3 LBB & a small nr of small gulls, 2 Cormorants.

The golf course is easily dealt with: 1 each BHG, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting. Stod Fold - 3 Linnet, 10 Jackdaw, 1 Pied Wagtail, c7 Swallow.
If Wagtails and Swallows like shit tips, why don't I get 'em in my kitchen?