Tuesday, 11 December 2012

We'll Take Five

Bohemian Waxwing (Will Webb)
We are in the midst of a bird slowdown here at The Scrubs right now. This is a classic situation during the winter on my patch. The 100 species target for the year was looking like a bleak, distant and totally unrealistic proposition until we added three new birds over the past couple of weeks; Goshawk, Green Sandpiper and last week's lone Waxwing that was picked up calling and flying north over the grassland.

Our 2nd ever record, following the five or so briefly seen twice during the last Waxwing Winter two years ago. Of course, I wasn't there to see either sets of birds and indeed, I'm still yet to see a Waxwing anywhere this winter yet and I am certainly not considering twitching any. Well not just yet........

In the meantime, we're not greedy. We don't need to exceed our 100 species target we just want to reach it for the first time. So if there are any birding gods out there, we'll just take five. We'll be happy with that.

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

5 would be possible if the wind changes to the east Dave :-)