This mornings walk into work was more fruitful than of late. Both FIELDFARE and YELLOWHAMMER flew over Migrant Alley as I passed through, two more for November, and a KESTREL was up early, hunting over the Tree nursery.
I came home from work early, suffering from some kind of virus, which will probably develop into a cold later :-( , so when I got home it was garden watching time. I got frustrated with that, and kept thinking about what might be on the lake, so I dosed myself up with paracetamol and orange juice and had a quick visit to the lake. I was only gone an hour, and felt even worse when I came home, and what was on the lake - well the 40 or so MALLARD and the 5 CANADA GEESE were still there, as was the CORMORANT, in its favoured tree, but no sign of the Coot, or any other rare ducks, it wasn't worth going out really, but I had to know ;-). I did at least see the months first TREECREEPER in the wet woods, as I walked through.
I spent the rest of the afternoon watching the garden, which had its moments, for as well as MARSH TIT, I had two NUTHATCH'S at the feeders,which were new for the month. COAL TIT, and two GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS were also of note.
So another 4 new species for the Nov. list brings that to 54, I just hope I'm not going to miss any patch visits due to illness, it's already been a weather interupted month...........I'm off to rest.
Above is a Coal Tit with a sunflower heart in its bill