Thursday, 16 February 2012


The weather continues to improve with some sunshine today and the snow reduced to just a few patches with rhe rising temperatures. The most interesting birds around at present seem to be the woodlarks which are flocking in groups of up to 20 . They are easily distinguished from the more common skylark, even if they are not calling or singing, by their small size and short tails when in flight and the absence of any white on the wing edge. When on the ground, their supercilium is very obvious, stretching almost to the back of their heads.
Nuthatches and green and great spotted woodpeckers are easily seen at present and I watched a short toed treecreeper going about its business at La Tache again yesterday.

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