Saturday 26 December 2009

Local Patch - Wildlife on the Christmas Day walk

We went out for the usual walk on Christmas day late morning, with camera and binos to hand - you know just in case.

Great sightings of Reed Bunting, Buzzard, Goldfinch, Long Tailed Tit plus the winter thrushes.

Best moment was a real close up encounter with a Male Green Woodpecker who was grubbing around for food where the sun had started to thaw the ground.  Surprisingly the lock cutting on the River Avon had frozen over quite thickly so no Kingfishers down there.

Back into the town at Stratford, I was surprised and pleased to see a Great Crested Grebe on the main busy part of the river.  I guess it's usual lake habitats have frozen over solid and it needed to find a moving body of water.

So after a Guinness in the Dirty Duck it was back home.  Will post a couple of the images later next week as time is against me now

Happy Boxing Day :-)


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