Friday, 8 February 2013

Love is in the air ...

... everywhere I look around ... Collared Doves which I couldn't see for love nor money a couple of weeks ago are now prospecting throughout the town, and Greenfinches continue to trickle over north. Woodpigeon, Dunnock, Great Tit, Song Thrush and Blackbird are all getting in on the dawn chorus action too.

Things are changing every day now and Inverkeithing managed to haul in a bonus bird in the form of a Long-tailed Duck this morning. Sadly it was too far out in St.David's Bay for any kind of decent pictures but a nice addition anyway. Only one seen last year which stayed for only 5 minutes - short enough for me to see it both arrive and leave.

It's remarkable that with three patches to watch I have only managed two days so far this year without a new list addition. Certainly keeps things interesting.

A RB Merganser fishing in the channel in the harbour was quite an unusual sight.

This morning's foray also brought the number of Birdtrack records for the year to 933. I will definitely go over the 1,000 this weekend and will target 10,000 for the year.

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