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cold but no birds

17th Jan 2019

Cold but no birds

 

In spite of an earlier blog noting the effects of winds and the roosts of gulls on a nearby lake, what has been generally missing has been winter birds. By this I mean the large falls of fieldfare and redwing that used to denote winter.  

 

When out in the deepest countryside looking for bats (down holes) we traversed a large patch of countryside. Yet there were desultory numbers of thrushes, and nothing else to note. The berries are still holding on, so it isn't as if lunch wasn't available.

 

Today, as a cold front has gone through, the sky is blue and I await 10 days or so of cool/ cold air. With snow up in Yorks, perhaps there will be a move south of migrants, but I won't be holding my breath.

previous posts
cold but no birds
17th January 2019
barbie- do ye ken?
13th January 2019
windy records
9th January 2019
too early?
7th January 2019
lifted spirits
29th December 2018
ice say ice say
16th December 2018
more holes and more bats
12th December 2018
Trumpian: 2
21st November 2018
Imagine this
6th November 2018