Saturday, 16 December 2017

Winter wonders

A pleasant sunny winter's day at the farmlands with 2 Firecrest, a juvenile Iceland Gull and a new group of four Tree Sparrows. Also checked out the moth tunnel with Derek and had 26 Heralds and 2 Peacock butterflies hibernating. The Twite was seen yesterday so is presumably still around, Cetti's are about although the Dartford Warbler hasn't been seen since the cold snap. 

 Tree Sparrows 

 Juvenile Iceland Gull 
Peacocks hibernating 


Arjun Dutta said...

Hi Peter,
When was the Iceland seen, as I'd seen a white-winged gull come over the house heading SW at about 1:30ish but wasn't sure what it was.

Peter Alfrey said...

Hi Arjun,
it was about 12pm that it flew in that direction.
The Twite was seen yesterday- if you want to try for it early 2moro am let me know- got to leave at 10am though