Friday 24th Dec 2010 - Garden Birdwatch & Seasons Greetings

This morning at 8:15am an incredible 52 Cormorants flew NW straight over my garden. Prior to this sighting 4 had been the maximum that I had recorded here. The cold snap is certainly producing some interesting cold weather movements.

The 2 ♂ Blackcaps were again present at the bird table this morning.

Finally, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas Jase, Thanks for your efforts on the blog this year It's been a joy and an education.Looking forward to 2011

  2. Merry Christmas Jase, have a good one! Hope you manage to get out over Shenstone over Xmas, best way to walk off all the Ale and Turkey!
    Here's to a great patch year in 2011! The first Wheatears are only 3 months away!!

  3. 52 Cormorants ! thats some fishing trip :-)

    Happy Christmas to you too Jase!!

  4. Thanks Craig....and cheers for the Wheatear countdown...I love spring! Here's another cheery thought...The days are getting longer!

    Merry Christmas to you to Warren. As for the Cormorants, there is gonna be some Irrate fisheries owner somewhere today!

  5. Cheers Mark...Have a great Christmas. Hopefully catch up with you again in the new year