Tuesday, 10 February 2009


It is easy to overlook the everyday or mundane. For instance, our walk this morning in the sunshine and up to our ankles in the slush and water of a rapid thaw, revealed an extraordinary number of bird species. Most of them would not have commanded a second look normally, but it just proves what we all miss by ignoring what’s right in front of our eyes every day.
In all I counted 32 different species this morning, a full list and a pictorial representation follows.
Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Woodpigeon, Collard Dove, Dunnock, Wren, Robin, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Starling, Magpie, Carrion Crow, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Siskin, Goldfinch and Reed Bunting.Click the picture for a clearer (and larger) view. Some individual Pictures from here, others, my own.
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