Wednesday, January 30, 2008

BW office window year-list

Assistant Editor Mike Weedon writes...

Last July Bird Watching moved to a new office at Lynchwood Business Park at the west side of Peterborough. From our desks, Matt Merrit and I can just about see out of the large, permanently-sealed windows. We can't quite see the ground, but we can see enough sky and the tops of enough trees to have a stab at a 'window list'.

So this year we are trying to have a birds-seen-from-the-window-while-we-are-at-our-desks-in-2008 list.

So far we are up to 27. Here they are:

Cormorant
Greylag Goose
Canada Goose
Mallard
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Golden Plover
Lapwing
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Woodpigeon
Feral Pigeon
Stock Dove
Green Woodpecker
Redwing
Fieldfare
Blackbird
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Starling
Magpie
Carrion Crow
Rook
Jackdaw
Greenfinch
Chaffinch
Goldfinch

Please feel free to let us know about your office year list and how it compares to ours... (click on 'comments' below)

2 comments:

headless said...

A window? You have a window?! You jammy devils!!

Born Again Bird Watcher said...

Sounds like a perfect list to classify as a BIGBY (more info if you're interested: http://www.sparroworks.ca/bigby.html).