We all walked the wrong way, up the back of the hill

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Tuesday, 14 February 2017 19:55

Holkem (Holkham) it would seem wasn't very exciting for me on the 20th February 1991 (I was 12) as I noted down the 'best bag' as being Egyptian Goose. It had already been a great day though...


We saw a large flock of wood pigeon hopping to see a Stock dove but they were all wood pigeon.
               We all walked the wrong way, up the back of the hill, I don't know how we managed that  (me neither, didn't realise there was a wrong way up a hill!) wasn't many birds on the water so we went to look at the woods, we saw lots of corsican pine, holm oak and polypody (good to see I was botanising back then too).
                Wesaw a bullfinch and its pair calling somewere were we couldn't see it after a while we headed back to the car and went home with a current life list of two hundred and five! (208 if you count those three plants Little Graeme - but you'll have to wait nearly 20 years to put your PSL list together).

Next up I'm going to go back a bit to 1990 when my records began. In fact my first entry is of a Leach's Storm-petrel, a bird I have not seen since. Except a dead one in Henfield.


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