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Old 17.12.2007, 23:22
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Re: Bird watching

Well, being housebound with the new little 'un, it gives you the chance to stare longingly out of the window and think of all the winter birds about that you won't see.
However, we're lucky in that the birch tree in the garden seems to attract an inordinate number of finches. As winter gets on, finches can form flocks and go foraging for seeds and bits and pieces in gardens. So far, we've had up to ten Greenfinches, four Chaffinches, fifteen Siskins, three Goldfinches, one Brambling (yay), but best of all, a Hawfinch.
Hawfinches are not common things and they spend most of the summer fairly high up in the canopy of deciduous trees. In Britain they are quite scarce indeed and not much more common here.
If you take a trip to Lake Neuchatel/Neuenbergersee, you can get to see Whooper Swans and Bean Geese, among thousands upon thousands of ducks. If anyone goes, please don't tell me about - it's almost more than I can bear....
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