1 December 2007

A winter walk in Radford Semele

Really nothing more than a quick stroll before the last of the light was gone.

Nice just to stretch my legs and see what's around at the moment. Hundreds of Fieldfares and Redwings (two of the latter made it as far as my garden this morning), a Kestrel, a Buzzard, lot of Chaffinches, Blackbirds, and some massive Lesser Black-Backed Gulls in among the crows (Carrion, Jackdaw and Rook).

Then, as I made the return journey through gathering numbers of roosting Starlings, a large flock of perhaps 80 Yellowhammer moved past me. Lovely.

Bird of the day - Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), a singularly striking farmland bird at any time of year.

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