Thursday, 16 June 2011
Got nearly all the data in now for the BTO Atlas, just a question of sorting it all out and submitting it. Had quite a good morning checking out local farmland near where I live. Its good because I cover areas I wouldn't normally go. The area isn't spectacular in terms of birdlife as a good deal is urban and the rest mixed farmland so its good to find something like a small colony of Tree Sparrows or a pair of Grey Partridge as I did this morning. Also nice to see small flocks of Linnet and a couple of pairs of Yellowhammers in the area. The only other birds of note were a Little Owl and a couple of House Martins which have become quite scarce in the area.