WWT and Snowshill

Sunday 7th December 2008

I wasn't intending doing any birding today, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to look for the WWT 100-acre Breaded Tit this morning. Despite perfect conditions, i.e. sunny and still, the bird could not be found. Compensation was provided however by a Short-eared Owl, a Cetti's Warbler and a Stonechat.

Linda and I decided to make the most of the winter sun with a visit to the National Trust's Snowshill Manor this afternoon where both the gardens, and more importantly, the tearoom were open. Several thrushes, including Redwings, and Fieldfares, were enjoying the local fruits (photos, above: Redwing eating Cotoneaster berries, below:Blackbird).

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