Friday, 8 February 2008

Bunting and hazel

Early this morning whilst picking up a colleague to help with the coppicing he told me about a couple of Snow Buntings near his croft. As we headed out there amongst a wee finch flock near some feeding cattle were a pair of Snow Buntings! Great. It was going top be a good day!
We climbed up the lane to the Coll/Hazel and as we headed up there were Whitefronts in the damp corners of the fields. The sun was shining and it (whipser) felt like Spring was in the air. Primroses were showing in the understory and it is noticeable what difference it is making by coppicing. A mewing Buzzard sloped up above and Blue and Great Tits moved about. Three Mistle Thrushes in the field and Blackbirds and Song Thrushes were in good tune. As we stopped for lunch two Chough called although we could not see them through the trees to the slopes beyond.