What this meant for my patch walk was that there really wasn’t much about. Strong winds tend to keep smaller birds down, they hide away deep in the bushes and undergrowth, trying to stay out of the cold.
The walk to the Nature reserve was notable for only 2 Goosander swimming the a River Ouse and little else, the nature reserve was not much better, 3 Stonechat beside the Aqueduct Hide (later 4 by the Aqueduct itself, 3 male, 1 female) and then not a lot. It was so bad that the stilt pits had almost no birds on them!
That being the case this will just become a photo post (and yes it is mainly Stonechat, sorry).
|Male Stonechat on the Ground
|Striking Male Stonechat
|Sun enjoying Lapwing
|Canada Goose Flying
|Carrion Crow Taking Off
|2nd image of the Carrion Crow in flight
|Another Male Stonechat
|The same Male Stonechat
|My top pic of the day – Striking male Stonechat
Anyway I hope you liked the photos, maybe next time the birding will be better or the day will throw up something more interesting to write about than just some strong winds.
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