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weather and nests

With ice on the lane early in the week and snow at the end, the birds were flushed out of the meadow and onto the feeders. The species list continues to expand, with mistle thrushes and a redwing joining two song thrushes grubbing around and the arrival of a couple of fieldfares completing the collection of winter thrushes.

There were even four sheep wandering down the lane last night.

Not heard the owl for a bit...

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Before the snow the house sparrows were busy pulling moss off the ground to nest. As it was a good force 6 wind last night, here’s hoping they managed to make a decent one. This is an old nest from a previous season, probably a wren’s as the site is typical and they were seen flying around there last year.

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