I thought that I was feeling a lot better today, I even walked in to work, but within half an hour I was feeling bad and had to come home again, will this virus ever leave me!!!!
So once again it was a garden watching morning, not as productive as yesterday, due to the SPARROWHAWK returning around 11:00am onwards. The MOORHEN was back, feeding on worms, and bits of sunflower heart, and the MARSH TIT came in a few times, a lively WREN was busy in the undergrowth, while COAL TITS, NUTHATCH, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS and a couple of WOODPIGEONS are all good birds to have in my garden.
The more usual species of BLUE and GREAT TIT, CHAFFINCH, GREENFINCH, GOLDFINCH, HOUSE SPARROW, DUNNOCK, BLACKBIRD, STARLING, ROBIN and COLLARED DOVE were all coming in in good numbers, but didn't come back after the Sparrowhawk kept visiting.
The more notabe species seen going over the garden, and in the vacinity, were : FIELDFARE, the local KESTREL, another MUTE SWAN that went south, and a group of MALLARDS that went over towards the Lake.
At around 13:00hrs I decided to go for a short walk over to the lake, if for nothing else just to get some fresh air! A LONG TAILED TIT flock was seen in the wet woods as I passed through, with a couple of TREECREEPERS with them. On reaching the lake, it was a case of Mallards and Moorhens, but a RING NECKED PARAKEET could be heard calling from some nearby cover, but I never did get to see it, but at least Ive added something to the November list at last!
Below is a female Blackbird, I saw feeding on hawthorn berries