Sunday 8 January 2012

Mammals year-list under way

No photo's today, I forgot to take my camera with me. I was a bit out-of-sorts this morning, I'm blaming the Abbot Ale!

So an afternoon visit to Druridge was all I could muster. All very quiet indeed bird-wise, a few common species added to the year-list, otherwise quite dull. The highlights were a huge skein of pink-footed geese lifting off the fields by Hemscothill and flying north over the patch, there was maybe 1500-1800 of them, quite an impressive sight. A count of 38 sanderling was good, considering the number of dog walkers there were.

My mammal year-list finally got under-way and is now already up to three species, harbour porpoise, grey seal and rabbit.

59 dunnock
60 canada goose
61 long-tailed tit

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