Monday, 21 January 2013

Much Ado ........

We were down in London the weekend visiting 'the Lad' so the plan was to drop into Rainham Marshes on the way home yesterday, plus a walk through Victoria Park and Canal (Tower Hamlets) on the Saturday en-route to Broadway Market.

The Park/Canal walk went as planned although very cold, the Park yielded, Greylag & Canada Goose, Mallard, a couple of Tufties, BHG, Coot and Moorhen, plus Woodpigeon, Magpie, Crow and Blackbird, adding Mute Swan, Cormorant, Chaffinch and House Sparrow along the Canal, then lots of tasty things to try at the Market.

Looked at the weather on Sunday morning and decided not to risk Rainham, it wasn't the birding that was the issue, it was getting home, so after a brunch we headed back, so that we could get home before dark.

Today has been interesting, made sure there was plenty of food in the Garden, so all our usuals were looked after, but was stunned to see a Reed Bunting on the feeders, so they must be ranging far and wide for food. I have never even seen one on the local canal, where there are plenty of Reeds and suitable habitat. Well a first for the Garden, sadly couldn't get the camera out before he (it was a male) had headed off.

Might head for a walk tomorrow either to Haden Hill or Warrens Hall weather and work permitting!

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