Thursday, 27 March 2008

Driven out by the Locals?

Here's where it was folks. The Firecrest was actually on those branches on the left of the picture. No sign of it today after two visits (there's nothing for you here!). I've now christened this bend in the river "Firecrest Corner"! A description has been sent to Nick Pomiankowski, the county recorder.

What's even more unbelievable is that a Firecrest was found seven years ago a short distance away from here, along a disused railway line. No sign of it there either this morning, but there was a singing Chiffchaff and 5 Siskin. My first local Chiffchaff for a local person this year.

Thoughts are now turning towards my birding trip to Wales, starting on Saturday.

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