Wet and Grey Start To The New Year...

Due to the grotty weather forecast, my dad and I decided on a very short walk over Thrapston GP in order to start off our New Year's bird lists. Luckily for us, the worst of the weather held off until we were sat comfortably back at home devouring our New Year's Day roast! I took just a couple of pictures with my iPhone as it was too wet for my camera!


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Thrapston GP

Even on a gloomy, drizzly day like today, we still managed to have some lovely moments, including watching a flock of siskin flying and landing noisily in a tree right above our heads. My favourite sight was of a gorgeous little gold crest flitting around in the bushes and three little egrets hunched against the rain.
We managed to see 42 bird species in total (including the sparrows on the feeders outside my house and the red kite hastily flying over my garden).

(Great Crested grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Moorhen,
Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Coot, Mallard, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Goldeneye, Gadwall, Red kite, Pheasant, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Carrion Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Magpie, Blackbird. Song Thrush, Fieldfare, Starling, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Sisken, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Goldcrest, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, House Sparrow)

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Bracket Fungus (I think)