Friday 23rd January 2009
After a couple of quiet days spent largely walking through bird friendly habitat with no birds, save a pair of Red legged Partridges at Shustoke, it was a relief to hear that Steve Haynes had found a Firecrest at Hams hall. Steve had already excelled himself by providing most acceptable locally sourced Pork pie for the regular Thursday evening soiree at the Church End brewery.
The Firecrest eventually gave itself up briefly, disappearing for 30 -40 minutes before putting in another appearance. However, there were other attractions with Grey Wagtails, 4 / 5 Chiffchaff, numerous Goldcrests 4 Green Sandpipers and one Common Sandpiper which I didn't see.