Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Wind Avoidance Again

Bullfinch (c) 2009 Maurice Gordon
All remaining photos on this post (c) 2009 Howie Speight
Goldcrest Blackbird
Sulphur Tuft?
Pale Form of Turkeytails?
King Alfred's Cakes
Snakeskin Maple?
Ash Keys - the staple winter diet of the Bullfinch
The forecast for yesterday was horrendous again, so we tried the underground location, and had no trouble with the wind. It wasn't as wet as forecast, and the wind certainly didn't seem as if it was gale force! We were rewarded with very close views of Treecreepers and Goldcrests. Mistle & Song Thrushes were additional birds since last week. We also had good views of the Bullfinches, but they were definitely easier to see in the morning. There was no sign of either the Common or Shaggy Ink caps - so, they'd either shrivelled away, or someone had picked them! Only a few weeks left of this term, and no sign that the weather will improve!

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