Monday, 8 March 2010

Song Thrushs

Early start at St Andrews Pool 1015 hrs. The Pool contained the usual residents and nothing else....
The cafe and swamp area provided its usual assortment of Woodland birds with nothing new making an appearance. I have noticed a few people putting food out for the birds along the trail route...mainly bread and the odd seed or two. Recently I have been leaving some mixed seed on one or two of the earlier sites.

The main PBP site was also visited. A Song Thrush was on the grass area by the Indian Restaurant. The Pool held the usual nine residents plus a Heron on the far reed beds and a Great Backed-backed Gull .
The area from the rough car park to the sea was practically deserted ..(to my eyes which are not in the Hawkeye league).Strolling down to the Bay where a cold wind was blowing I again saw nothing. Decided to walk around the back of the caravans and again my reward was usual popular woodland birds but nothing of note. Probably some birds could have been found by a hearing person who could locate them by sound.
A very disappointing walk .
The highlight of the day was a Song Thrush (I hope) in the usual spot where the Mistle Thrush generally is. A huge worm was his intended meal but he was making hard weather of it and after photographing him from across the road I left him to his struggle.
No wonder the Mistle Thrush likes the site opposite the Ship Inn if that is what is on the menu.

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