Thursday, 5 January 2012

Oh deery deery me.

Well this morning it was blowing a gale with a wind speed of 93mph recorded at Sheffield overnight. I was off to Oxford today and knew that the Red Tailed Kite was a definite tick to the list and as I trundled up the M40 they suddenly came into view soaring on the high winds with so little effort. These really are a conservation success story and over my years of driving around the UKI have watched these birds gradually spread eastwards around the country from there original breeding programme in the west. 
Now I know I said I would grab a picture of this beautiful bird, but I forgot my camera unfortunately, sorry! 
Anyhoo, here's the list of todays spots:

23 Red Tailed Kite Mivus milvus SU761938 05/01/2012
24 Red Deer Cervus elaphus SU475929 05/01/2012
25 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris SP511006 05/01/2012
26 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus SP677021 05/01/2012
27 Fallow Deer Dama dama TQ570927 05/01/2012

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