Monday, 9 November 2009
So woke up this morning and it was dry and clear, had a few jobs to finish off got through them about 08.40, then it was time to grab the cameras and head for the hills. My home in the village of Lanner is in a valley with hills 500 ft high from North through West and to the South, with gently rising ground to the East. To do a circular walk around the tops is 4 3/4 miles, And I want to make this my home birding patch. This morning I only had about 1 1/4 hours to play with, so took a walk up the lane at the back of the house to the farm and then up the narrow footpath towards Carn Marth. What a change from the weekend, the sunny conditions had certainly brought the bird population to life. Got the first Redwings of the winter on the ground, lot of Woodies around Magpies, Thrushes, Blackbirds, and a few Finch flocks. On the way back down I suddenly thought I should take some Pics of the area I am going around, so the first two are coming back down to the village from my walk. The rest are a few of the birds I saw this morning, and with more time I am sure there will be a lot more to follow. One thing I am going to try for is Tawny Owl as we have two or three calling every night, and I want to try and find a daylight resting area and get some Photo's. The Blue Tit was as I walked out of my back door it was picking insects off my Radio Antenna.