Friday, 23 January 2009

No visit was made to my patch this afternoon - the dentist awaited me! The only birding I did was a quick look at Migrant Alley as I walked home from work, the REDWING, FIELDFARE, and STARLINGS were all still on the Maize stubbles, feeding in their hundreds.
I had an hour before leaving for the dentist, so I watched the garden feeders. 16 Species came in to feed, mostly BLUE TITS, of which a peak of 13 were counted, and GREENFINCH'S of which a peak of 14 were counted. Nothing new for the garden month/year list turned up, but it was nice to see NUTHATCH, COAL TIT, and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS up close.
The weather looks ok for the early morning walk tomorrow, but it will still be very wet underfoot, I don't think ive ever known pittswood to be so inundated, still, it might bring me a different duck species in!

Below are some typical garden birds. I managed to fire off a few snaps this afternoon
Above: A Male CHAFFINCH, and Below a Female Great Spotted Woodpecker
Lastly a STARLING, I liked the face on posture!


Ken said...

Hi Warren. Not a good day for birding, weatherwise. garden watching was the best option today although it did brighten up this afternoon. Are you going to the National Big Garden Birdwatch? Be good to compare list's with our fellow Bloggers.

Warren Baker said...

Hi Ken.
yes i'm doing a big garden birdwatch,i'll do it on sunday when its raining and there be less disturbance from the neighbours!