Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Brrrrrrrrrr! It's getting colder

Although bright and sunny it was really cold first thing this morning.  The air so clear that early snow was very visible on Canigou and its sister Pyrennean peaks. On our return from market we  drove under a splendid Red Kite.  Getting closer to home I noted a number of small birds around our community so set off in pursuit.


In lower vegetation I found at least 20 Chiffchaffs in quite a small area.  After these migrants most of the birds found were winter visitors.  A Fieldfare called from thick pine woodland and several Song Thrushes broke cover.  Two Corn Buntings were probably residents as was a singing Woodlark.  Chaffinches were pouring overhead and so were quite a number of Siskins.  Winter is not far away.

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