There were half a dozen Waxwings on Riverside Road yesterday. Might have been the only person to have noticed. I was in a queue of traffic, looking for Peregrines.
The patch was consistently constant, and devoid of migrants last week. An Eider, a Common Scoter. Gulls. Not much else.
Actually, if you ask me – everywhere is devoid of migrants up to now.
I though I saw a Treecreeper from the Garden this morning. Not like that funny one in Suffolk. It has shorter toes than normal evidently. Honestly, I think birders make these things up.
Referring to a Ring Ouzel as a ‘Rouzel’ is annoying.
Quelea. I always had it in my head that it was kway-lee-ah, but Attenborough pronounced it kwee-lee-ah on the tellybox last night. If he says it is kwee-lee-ah then that’s what it is.
Have an iffy picture of some birds in mostly winter plumage.
I’m off into the garden to listen for Chiffchaff.