Wednesday, 18 February 2009

One more for the list...

It's only taken 59 days this year to see a Song Thrush. I heard one singing briefly yesterday in the woodland out the front of the house and this morning as I was taking out some dirty nappies to the bin there was one calling from the willow at the bottom of the back garden.
I managed to digiscope what was probably the same bird a couple of hours later with my antique Leica Digilux 1 and Leica APO Televid combination.

Sad state of affairs really they should be more common than this.

7 comments:

Big Yin said...

Lots of them up here and the numbers appeared to be increasing in Northumberland before we came up here - still not enough though!

Mr Stiths said...

lots down here at Stithians as well

Blyth Birder said...

Still waiting for one in the garden.

Reckon I could be waiting a long time, sadly.

The Abbot said...

Not as many as I would like to see down in the South West.

Anonymous said...

Would like to see a lot more in the South West.

Alan Tilmouth said...

Bloody Hell, comments!
That's a mixed bag as well, best described as 'locally scarce but common in places'.

Stewart said...

5 singing this morning withing 200 mtrs of the Spar in Longhoughton too...plenty up here.