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Friday, 29 July 2011


A quick one this morning; I suddenly remembered I had a redundancy meeting later at work, with management.
One of those where you listen intently to lies and bullshit.


Plenty of birds round the feeders, and the Oystercatchers were at their favourite place again this morning; the pub.
Lots of Black-headed Gulls, and a couple of Sparrowhawks flying overhead.

Good to see a young Bullfinch in the trees; they've had some breeding success this year.
A couple of Great Spotted Woodpeckers were flying around too, along with the Common Terns.

Ok, off to my meeting.

Full list of today's sightings

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk [sp] (Accipiter nisus)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Gull (Larus canus canus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major anglicus)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
British Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata)

Total species  33


  1. Good luck at work......Hope they decide to treble the pay out.

  2. HI Keith...that was quick lol
    Hope your meeting went well without having to get the barn shovel out. lol

  3. No such luck Adrian; just the usual waffle.

    Grace, we were knee deep in it.

  4. Lies and bullshit seems to be the way, I hope for you and the others have a good meeting, though I don't think so.

  5. Thanks Bob. The meeting was how I thought it'd be; unfortunately.