10 days into March, and the spring seems to have made little impression, certainly around my patch anyway. The cold is still here, as well as a cutting notherly wind, much the same as it has been all week.
If the day had carried on as it started, I could have looked forward to an ok day. First thing this morning, as I put my key in the back door to leave for work, I looked up and saw a GREY HERON (57) at the end of the garden in a neighbours apple tree,about time one showed up for the March list, - I didn't quite expect it there though!
Grey Heron, in apple tree.
The rest of the day was downhill from there. I spent 90 mins around the usual afternoon haunts, but managed to see very little, perhaps the birds are as fed up with the cold wind as I am. I dont think I can even pick out a highlight of the walk, except maybe the COOT on the lake. I tried to photograph a couple of GOLDCRESTS that were in the scrub around the lake, but failed miserably, they were too active feeding today, a couple of COAL TITS were nearby as I did so.
I couldn't locate a feeding flock in the wet woods, or the finch flock in the Small holding, it was just one of those quiet days.
The garden feeders had a few visitors though, including the pesky SPARROWHAWK. 19 species were seen in a 45 min window watch, best being the BRAMBLING and LONG TAILED TIT again.
COME ON SPRING MOVE YOURSELF!!! :-)