Tuesday, 18 January 2011

First signs of spring?

Despite a frost covering the ground this morning, it definitely felt like spring was finally making a mark on the long winter. Despite flocks of Pink Footed Geese, the most obvious symbol of winter, going over throughout the morning the birds seemed to be acting differently. At least 3 Blackbirds were in full song along the route to school, one of the great sounds of British nature. A pair of Blue Tits were also attempting at their songs nearer to Poulton, although a flock of Redwing nearby reminded that winter hasn't done with us yet.

The Green Winged Teal from yesterday was re found on the Conder Estuary this morning and as can be seen from the shots on the Fylde Bird Club's blog (link in sidebar) by Stuart Piner, was giving crippling views. This is a real blocker on my Fylde list and one that I hope to remove come the weekend if the bird is still present.

Finally sorry for the lateness of the postings over the last week, I've been very busy with exams so just having enough time to squeeze in a quick post at the end of each day. Normal service should be resumed tomorrow as my last exam is in the morning.

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