Saturday, 22 April 2017

Garden Linnet

     Nice surprise the other morning when I spotted a new
     species of bird in the garden, at first I thought it was
     Redpoll but it didn't have a red crown and then I thought
     Linnet but Ive never known them be on feeders before so
     I sought some expert help from Dave S who confirmed it
     was a Linnet so I now had a new tick for the garden, it was
     joined by a Greenfinch and a Mistle Thrush and the regular
     Goldfinch, a Raptor has been making a lot of screeching
     noises for the last 2 mornings but I haven't managed to
     spot it yet, it sounded large whatever it was so I'm hoping
     somebody else might have spotted it.

     Around the district a Redstart, Redshank, Little Ringed
     Plover, Golden Plover and a Osprey flyover have been
     seen in the last week or so, which is great for this area,
     3 Buzzard soaring over Claremount heading towards
     Northowram was good to see but they were very high.


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