Birdbrain Stuff

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Corfu Disaster

Start Tues 20/09
Several YLG, 7 Jay, Magpie, few Collared Dove, Hoopoe, Unid Raptor, few Swallow. Numerous Robin, 1 Gt Tit, 2 Blue Tit, several House Sparrow incl one with aberrant head plumage.

1 each Spotted Flycatcher, Chiffchaff, Cettis Warbler, 2 White Wagtail. A Lesser Whitethroat in hotel garden also Goldfinch. 3 Buzzard circling and another raptor; check Sparrowhawk. A Warbler to check as in silhouette, 2/3 Greenfinch.

Oleander Hawk-Moth on hotel floor
Wed 21 Hooded Crow, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, Cormorant, few Swallows, Olivacious Warbler to check. Serin, Greenfinch, Collared Doves.

Thurs 22 Grey Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, 1 each Blackbird & Blackcap. Jays, Gt & Blue Tit, 2 Goldfinch, Swallow, 2 Serin. Scrub Warbler song to id. House Sparrows commonplace.
Friday 23 5 Swallow, 1 each WW, YLG, Spotted Flycatcher Cettis Warbler & usual.

Sat 24 A great day for body function trials  After a surfeit of spicy sauces, beef, wine and 2 very large brandies. Sufficient to say aim & control deteriorates as one gets nearer to the reaper. Birds not worth mentioning - again.

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