Monday, February 07, 2005

Curlew 'in' my garden

I went out to feed the birds this morning, including a monstrous new 'squirrel-proof' feeder which my in-laws kindly gave us after the squirrels had cracked the mechanism! As I was out there in the fog, a Curlew flew by calling a couple of times. No, I couldn't see it but, no, I don't care (well it would have been nice to see it but what can you do in fog?). Why don't I care? Because heard counts on my garden list!
Curlew becomes bird number 71 on our Peterborough garden list (and joins Oystercatcher, Cuckoo and Green Woodpecker on the heard only section). It is the fourth wader, after Lapwing, Golden Plover and Oyestercatcher.

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