Not said too much about the local birdlife of late. Probably because there's been very little to write about and my head has been in other places. Work remains a massive part of my life, but there is light at the end of that particular tunnel. That wonderful carp provided a magnificent finale to the 2020/21 season, whilst Bev and I are now getting things in place to ensure the next chapter in "The adventures of Dyl & Bev" gets underway as smoothly as possible. Early on Saturday morning I finally managed to add another species to the BWKm0 list
No. 49 - Long-tailed Tit - a single bird very briefly on the fat-ball feeder
There are any number of species which could be No. 50 but, if I was a gambling man, my money would be split between Chiffchaff and Red Kite. There was a big movement of Redwings, early this morning, many hundreds of birds headed N/NW as I was getting ready for work early doors. A female Kestrel has taken up residence around the Vine Close area and, today, it was perched in a small Hawthorn at the end of our neighbours garden. I grabbed a few shots through the double glazed study door. Just as well, because it wasn't happy with me opening the door and was away as I turned the handle. Rose-ringed Parakeets numbers have increased of late, with up to nine birds descending on the sunflower heart feeders at times.
A week of late-shifts to come, although I'll be grabbing fifteen hours O/T between Monday & Friday, then sixteen hours over the weekend. There is method in this madness, as you'll discover at a later date.