Sunday, January 31, 2016

Diary Entry #12

Visiting friends this weekend in Berkshire so the birding was literally non-existent. However, my first Barn Owl of the year flew over the car yesterday evening as we headed to the M40, the bird seen as we passed the Cropredy turn on the A423, bringing my year list thus far up to 107. Also (5) Red Kites, (2) Kestrel and (2) Buzzard on route home along the A34 this afternoon!

Daniel Dönnecke took this photograph of the redwing that has been spotted in Saanich. (Daniel Dönnecke)
As a point of interest I'd be intrigued to see if any of my birding buddies over in Canada will be making the effort to connect with a Redwing, which is causing a stir over on Vancouver Island. Everything is relative I suppose but the full story can be found HERE.

Off to the Forest of Dean tomorrow for the first Brandon Marsh 'Away-Day' of the year, so looking forward to that!