Sunday, 22 January 2012


Bird wise there are a few Whooper’s knocking about on the Tarn, plenty of Bullfinches higher up and one or two Woodcock lurking around. As well as the usual Peregrines, Ravens, Jays, Black Grouse, Snipe and Fieldfare.


Work wise it’s been a mixture of burning scrub, dry-stone walling and mapping heather cuts with GPS. Also started surveying the winter Atlas squares for the reserve so we can compare with last year. Be interesting to see how this ‘so far’ mild winter compares with last winter.
Male Kestrel.. (not my dry-stone)

Weather wise it’s been mixed… as they say in Scotland, ‘if you don’t like the weather here, just wait 5 minutes’. After a few crispy, clear and cold days last week it’s been drizzle, rain, sleet and snow this week (back to normal then).

Time for a brew now.. milk, one sugar please! 

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