Bright, sunny and cold – a proper winter’s day at last but still no snow. The plants are going to suffer without that blanket over them.
Garden birds have been a little more numerous today (RBNU, WBNU, MODO, BCCH, AMCR, DEJU) …..that is until this Sharp-shinned Hawk, albeit a youngster, came looking for a packed lunch. The first House Sparrow appeared in the garden this year too.
13 days into the year, the list stands at 31 species of which 18 have also appeared on the garden list. Not a winning position but respectable. What I need are some owls ……… anyway, the list so far comprises :
American Black Duck
Great Black-backed Gull