|Dramatic snow storm out to sea (best place for it)
|Bright and White - Druridge today
|fieldfare gulping down berries
There was a large flock of siskins moving through the bushes, feeding on the bountiful alder mast, I counted about 40 and grilled them for redpolls without any luck. There were a few goldfinches in with them though, this one was obviously bored with alder seeds and feasted on a teasel instead.
|siskin - one of about 40
|Goldfinch - enjoying some teasel seeds
There were still lots of woodcock about, it was almost comical to see several trying to feed in amongst the sheep like the grey partridges were doing not far away, plenty of them too with coveys of 10, 11 and 25.
|One of several woodcock in among the sheep
The beach was almost devoid of birdlife sparing a pied wag and a handful of sanderling.
It just leaves me to say "Merry Christmas" to you all and enjoy your festive birding!
I'll be at Druridge for our traditional Christmas Day walk tomorrow, I am not sure the blog will get updated though!