Whats this the rear end of ?
Another calm and sunny afternoon, but still not much to report from my patch, I had hoped to see some winter thrushes, but the weekends birds seem to have passed straight by. At the lake a CORMORANT was fishing, and MOORHENS were plenty. The wet woods had an increase in Moorhens, and there was also a LONG TAILED TIT flock feeding there, with the usual mixture of Tits, and GOLDCREST tagging along. A LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL flew over as I crossed the tree nursery, where another Long Tailed Tit flock was feeding. I made my way to the Maize stubbles at migrant alley, where the LINNNETS were still feeding up, accompanied by their ever present MEADOW PIPIT and PIED WAGTAIL chums. I met some guys at the greenhouse complex, the owner and foreman, it was a pleasant change to meet farmers who wanted to know about the wildlife and not have the ''Get off my Land'' attitude!
Below is the front end of the above bird - a LONG TAILED TIT