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I haven't got a great deal to report today. Yesterday I went to Rawcliffe Moss to feed, but the weather was so awful I didn't have a walk round. Numbers of Tree Sparrows and Chaffinch at the feeding station had increased to about 200 and 50 respectively, with at least half a dozen Yellowhammers.
I didn't get out this morning either as it was pouring down at first light and when it cleared I didn't fancy watching the tide at Rossall Point on a northwesterly, as it is probably the worst wind direction possible, so I spent some time updating my 'BTO Ringing Scheme' presentation that I am giving to a natural history group in a few weeks.
It looks like it is going to be dry but fairly windy tomorrow, so I'll get out birding somewhere, but unfortunately it will be too windy for any ringing.
Tufted Duck - (Aythya fuligula) - Photographed at the northern Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK. *Please can you sign this petition to stop the proposed M4 over the Gwent ...
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