Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Blocking Pinkies

I called at my feeding station this morning to put some food out and the plan was to have a walk round afterwards. There were good numbers of birds at the feeding station including 170 Tree Sparrows, 31 Chaffinch and 6 Blackbirds.

It was then my plan to have a walk along the '97' hedge and up on to the top fields and over to the plantation. However, as I was walking along the 97 hedge I could see 'Pinkies' dropping in on the top fields and this meant that my way was blocked as obviously I didn't want to flush them. I counted them dropping in and I had 2,745 in total.

Pink-footed Geese

Instead, I headed across the 'big field' and walked through some areas I don't normally cover. I didn't have a great deal other than 41 Skylarks, 2 Buzzards, 11 Meadow Pipits, 7 Reed Buntings and 4,076 Starlings.


BirderRon said...

Didn't have many? How many of us would have been happy to see that many skylarks? I would at least.

Fleetwood Birder said...

Good point Ron. Sometimes you forget how good it is to still see these number of farmland birds.