Saturday, 19 February 2011

Chipper In Chipping Norton

Decided to go for the dove again.Good scope views from a garden further up the leys.Had another pop at number 41.Just before we got in it was feeding on the lawn quite happily until someone took a picture with the flash on.When we got in the dove was sat up in a tree obscured with branches.Never Mind.As we were heading back down the M5 past slimbridge the pager goes off, That Dam Gull back at Rainham.What to do,turn Left onto M4 towards the gull or turn right towards home.
Left it was but the least said about that the better.Haven't got a good record with gulls.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The 8 Till 5 Shift

 Spent the whole day camped outside number 41 The Leys Chipping Norton in the cold and rain.What for? absolutely nothing.Missed the dove by 10 People.Was Kept entertained tho by Bob with his 15 minute Quizzes.(well done Bob if you're reading this,it was an experience)

The Only other Highlight literally were Mats Pumps.(well done Mat also if you're reading this)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Weekend Shenanigans

An evening visit to Lr for the Gwent Goosander Winter Roost Survey this evening  produced 86 Birds,31 Males and 55 Redheads.Other birds of note were 9 Goldeneye ,4 Little Egrets and 1 YLGull.
Other Sightings over the weekend were 1 each of Spot Red and Greenshank at Goldcliff Pools and a Dipper at Phonthir.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

New Out

The Latest Birders Accessory.(Guaranteed To Find You Rares).

The Beast Of Baneswell

Keep in your dogs and small Children but send your cats out whenever you want.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

A 90 minute watch from the Golden Cliff this morning produced just 2 Kittiwakes.

Friday, 4 February 2011

4 Easy Steps

1- Pull up at Wentwood in van.
2- Walk 3 minutes into clearfell.
3- View bird
4- Walk 3 Minutes back to Van.