Yarrow Valley - Birkacre 22/12

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ianball
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Yarrow Valley - Birkacre 22/12

Post by ianball » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:04 am

When I arrived at 9am it was very quiet indeed. Walked to the weir with only Robins for company. Back to Top Lodge and the channel - still nothing. Then whilst looking over Top Lodge for one last time a distant woodpecker called. Seemed to high for Great Spot I thought. So I had a quick listen on my bird ID phone app at woodpecker calls to remind myself. Turned it off, listened and the call came again - identical to the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker call. The call was coming from the wooded gully north east of the Lodge. I quickly wandered up the path by the gully and stood opposite the bird feeder just past the bauble strewn tree (is there a story there?). No more sight nor sound. But on return to the main path I was treated to superb close ups of Nuthatch and Treecreeper, and Grey Wagtail flying past. Little and Great Crested Grebe on the main lodge.

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Re: Yarrow Valley - Birkacre 22/12

Post by Chris Rae » Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:17 pm

Ian,

Better luck next time for the Lesser sw.

Chris.

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Re: Yarrow Valley - Birkacre 22/12

Post by duxbury rambler » Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:34 pm

Bauble strewn tree - Ian it's the Christmas Tree we all contribute to - join in and add a bauble :)

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Re: Yarrow Valley - Birkacre 22/12

Post by Neil Southworth » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:19 pm

Which bird ID App do you use, Ian?

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Re: Yarrow Valley - Birkacre 22/12

Post by ianball » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:35 pm

I have the iBird UK app. It's very useful for showing my kids pictures of some of the birds we see on our various travels - and every now and then checking out bird calls.

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