Or should that be another tick thanks to a weather balloon? The balloon went over mid-afternoon trailing a long wire with what i presume was recording equipment, putting up every bird for a mile radius, including two MISTLE THRUSHES that flew NW towards the towans. Species number 93! Not a great deal else of note but there is a large flock of pipits and finches in the distant fields that will be worth a look with the scope tomorrow, too far away for the bins today. A Grey Heron flew west early this afternoon and a distant Peregrine was to the north.
Ive decided Im going to keep a garden Yearlist in 2010 and record everything on this blog. I'll count all species seen from the perimeters of my house and garden. I must total up the species that have actually occured IN my garden i.e. not flyovers.