As many of us try and adapt to spring birding through glass or with limited travel, I thought I’d carry on the blog with a few garden sightings posts. Weekends might have a few updates from nearby Longton Marsh.
It’s been interesting watching people get excited about common stuff new to their house lists, so I’ve picked my dummy back up and started giving it a go. I’m only really getting an hour in the morning, an hour at night and a few breaks from work during the day, but the morning shift is the most productive and is a lovely way to start the day rather than driving to Chorley! Longton Bird Observatory (LBO) is basic, but comfortable!
The list as it stands from 2 day’s worth of effort in sightings order is as follows:
|1||Great Tit||26||LBB Gull||51||76|
Pretty predictable so far, but do you like the optimism?
Highlights have been 2 latish Redwings in the distant Hawthorns, a pair of mating Buzzard, a pair of Reed Buntings demolishing the Reedmace, and my favourite so far a pair of Coal Tits – one of them giving that great Yellow-browed like call as I struggled to get a picture – a few poor pics below:
Be good to develop some local competition – maybe between us we can find a goody…….