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Watching Snow, Counting Birds [Jan. 26th, 2013|10:26 am]
Tony Grist
It snowed heavily overnight. Real sticky, fluffy snow at last. I stood at the window and watched it driving down against a background of yellow cloud. Now there's a thaw in progress. If the rain follows- as forecast- the snow should mostly be gone by tomorrow. 

I spent an hour this morning participating in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch. My score is:

1 dunnock
1 blackbird
2 wood pigeons
1 great tit
1 collared dove
2 starlings
1 magpie
2 sparrows
1 robin.

[User Picture]From: endlessrarities
2013-01-26 03:44 pm (UTC)
Not a bad score. I thought it was last week, so I'll have to repeat the whole rigmarole again tomorrow.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-26 03:56 pm (UTC)
It's better than last year.

I'm only sorry the thrush didn't show up. Otherwise I logged all the birds I was expecting to.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2013-01-26 04:17 pm (UTC)
What sort of bird is a dunnock?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-26 04:21 pm (UTC)
It's also known as a hedge sparrow. It's a drab, speckledy bird a little bigger than a house sparrow.
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[User Picture]From: ashlyme
2013-01-26 09:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, I haven't seen a dunnock in years!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-01-27 08:53 am (UTC)
I hadn't seen one in our back yard before.
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