Saturday, 21 November 2009

A break in the weather this morning made for a refreshing change, no wind or rain! A good selection of species was recorded, 46 in all, but still nothing new for the months list.

Pick of the bunch were, two seperate flocks of SISKIN, one at the stream adjacent to the college grounds, another over in one of the large gardens by the lake area, both flocks were feeding in Alder trees, and invloved around 20 birds in each flock. The MARSH TIT was seen feeding with a mixed flock, and a lone LESSER REDPOLL flew over the wet woods, where two TREECREEPERS were seen. The only raptor seen today was a KESTREL, hunting over the greenhouses.

A few more winter thrushes were seen flying over, three seperate groups of REDWING, the largest being of 15 birds, and FIELDFARE went over in varying size groups, from 1 to 27. Other noteworthy sightings were 4 BULLFINCH, feeding on Sycamore keys, and a group of 5 YELLOWHAMMER in one of the newer hedges at Migrant Alley.

In all a much better patch visit!

Below is a PIED WAGTAIL that was seen on the Greenhouses
The sun tried to come out for an hour around midday, so I took some photo's of the garden birds at my feeders.

Below is the best view I had of the GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER

...................and below a DUNNOCK

.........................next a GREAT TIT

.......................and then the ever present GOLDFINCH

........................with GREENFINCH

..........................and a male CHAFFINCH

.....................mixed finch's, tits and a HOUSE SPARROW

..............................a couple of COLLARED DOVES

...........lastly a ROBIN










9 comments:

sharon said...

Glad to see you had a break in the bad weather too Warren. Great photos again, I love the one of your feeders, there's a nice mixture of birds on them. Fingers crossed you'll see some new species soon ;-)

Pete Woodruff said...

A nice selection of pic's Warren.

The weather forecast I just viewed in our neck of the woods for the next few days is to say the least remaining bleak with wind and rain yet again......Oh dear!

Mike said...

Nice pics Warren, the pied wagtail is a cracker. Glad to see you back out and about, weather permitting ;)

Chris said...

HI Warren,
I'm pretty sure of something, you are currently seeing more bird than I do!!! I went out today, only to cross the road of few redpolls and starlings!!! The light condition are bad to take pictures but tomorrow should be better! Well done on your shots, I love them especially the "hide and seek" great spotted woodpecker one ;-)

Lancs and Lakes Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

You've convinced us - we're selling up and moving next door to you.

Cheers

D

PS please tell us it doesn't rain down there

Simon said...

Some great photos Warren

Dean said...

Great pics, Warren.
Glad someone had a decent day. Fog & rain all day up here.

JPT said...

Very good shots.

Jann said...

Again, for this Yank, what you see in your own yard is amazing! I just love your goldfinch and robin! Really great photos Warren!