Thursday, 1 March 2018

Snow


Greenshank in the snow. My first in Exmouth this year.

The college was closed today so we all had a very welcome day off work. Same tomorrow. The kids went mental when they found out there was no school! I got out and about with the family and the dog, but apart from stacks of Lapwings and Golden Plovers there wasn't too much to be seen.
Late this afternoon large numbers of thrushes were cascading out of the sky and in to local gardens. Other bits and bobs today included Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Pintail, c300+ Wigeon, 7 Teal, 4 Shoveler and several Meadow Pipits.
With it still snowing heavily tonight, as I write this, it seems very likely that lots of birds are going to perish. Sad to see the cold weather movement, spectacular though it may be.





Weird to see the estuary covered in thick snow.


Redwings - these birds are going to struggle to find food in this weather.




Fieldfare in the back garden late this afternoon.

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