However, the afternoon proved to be much better weather wise with blue skies and sunshine and with it came the roadside wildlife.
|15||Canadian Goose||Branta canadensis||SP692954||03/01/2012|
|16||Carrion Crow||Corvus corone corone||SP977728||03/01/2012|
As you can now see from the above list, I've started recording grid references (the proper way of doing it). I've been playing with my iPhone (personal Xmas gift to me!!!) and found that with the 'Outdoors Great Britain' app and voice recorder I can just rattle off what I see into my handsfree as I trundle down the road.
Don't panic, I'm paying attention to the road at all times, what I see is either flying above me or (as in the case of the Sparrowhawk) directly across my path just missing me by inches, thankfully. Some of the other things like the Squirrel, might be running alongside the road or standing in a nearby field. Unfortunately, I could've really upped my list today as in the roadside trees and in the fields I saw what I thought might be Fieldfares or Red Wings, Jays or Waxwings and many other things that I thought might be a certain species but couldn't be sure without an oggle through the binoculars (Not a good thing to do whilst driving).
But hey, today I should be on 9 species and I'm on 20 instead. Woohoo!!!