Another Wet Week

December 2, 2007 at 10:08 pm


Not a lot to report since last week with the weather being very wet except for one sunny day on the 29th November.

On Hopwood a Woodcock was flushed and ten Long Tail Tits seen plus two Reed Buntings. At Rhodes Lodges twenty Goosanders were present and looked good in the sunshine until flushed by a man and his dog, who insisted on having a swim – the dog that is!

It always seems good in the garden when it is wet weather and we had a peak count of thirty seven Starlings and twenty eight House Sparrows but still only four Blue Tits.

A Kestrel hovering over the busy main road in Castleton left us wondering what meal it was contemplating!