28.9-27.10.2019: Slim Pickings…

Košice Patch Birding


I haven’t posted for a little while because quite frankly there has been very little to post about on the patch since I last wrote. The sole point of interest was a small group of penduline tits which passed through a couple of weeks ago.


The family which bred successfully left almost immediately after the young had fledged, so this must be a group on migration.

Only a pair of rare-ish pair of siskin to enliven the boredom.


And these suspicious looking buzzards I saw last week; only when I saw the photos at home did I start to suspect that the higher bird might actually be a rough-legged buzzard; the upper wings have really unusual patterning and the tail looks pale-ish.

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But there is little doubt about the lower bird, I think clearly a common buzzard.

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An unrelieved diet of regulars, although mistle thrush and bullfinch have already…

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