Friday, 17 February 2012

Birds hard to find today

We awoke to a bright sunny day with less wind.  Optimism was rife that we would see more birds.  Our plan was to join Stuart Gregory and check out the local Bonelli's Eagle nesting site.  Well despite the excellent conditions no luck.  The nest was full of Jackdaws stealing sticks.  We will try gain later.  A Black Kite appeared overhead on our way home.

Blue Rock Thrush

In the afternoon a walk around Minerve only produced a male Blue Rock Thrush.  There was a distinct absence of Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs or Firecrests which are usually regular here in winter.  Checking local garrigue I stumbled across 100 Fieldfares and 20 Redwings looking cold and hungry.

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