Tuesday, 23 January 2007

The Kronker. 20th Jan 2007

This morning started with my first year sighting of Nuthatch as it fed on Sunflower hearts on the bird feeders, Marsh and Coal Tit both busy in and out of the garden.
Sadly an old Walnut tree came down in the storms, believed to be at least 80 years old it finally uprooted in the winds that ravaged most of the country, Red Kites sat in it most mornings calling across the fields to each other and many of the Corvids would gather in the tree before heading off to roost,Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle and Song Thrush and a whole host of other birds used it, sad loss but good firewood!.
Later in the afternoon a Raven flew over heading South-West, i was first alerted to the "Kronking" call and looking up watched as it flew overhead, the diamond shape tail could be seen clearly and i watched as it rolled and pitched before it flew over the trees and out of sight.

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