Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Local birding (or lack of it) - 31st Dec 2008.

What a miserable end to the birding year. A dawn visit to Fishmoor was ruined by pea-soup fog and no chance of seeing anything. No Waxwings were present in Weir St. Car Park at 08:25 and was followed with an hour long visit to Pleasington Old Hall Wood and the predictable failure to locate any local Hawfinch. The pea-souper affected Fishmoor all day, resulting in no chance of doing the roost.

So that's it for 2008. All the very best to everyone and great birding in 2009!

PS - Of interest, I have received details of the colour-ringed Whooper Swan I saw at Bowness-on-Windermere on 16th Nov 2008. I have updated the blog entry accordingly: