Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Ive Messed up today and put the photo's first.................

Below: Migrant Alley looking North.

Below: Is a view to the NE from my skywatching seat

Below: The track that divides the woods/Scrub at the Nothern end of Migrant alley, it also marks the Northern boundary of my patch

Below: The Greenhouse Copse
Below: A DUNNOCK from my garden, pity about the shaft of sunlight in the last two shots.

Dense fog this morning prohibited any bird watching on the way to work, but this afternoon, with just a few scattered clouds the day turned very warm and sunny.

A very similar afternoons birding to yesterday was had, I walked the Maize crop in the Pub Field, where 4 CHIFFCHAFFS, a couple of ROBINS, a DUNNOCK and a few BLUE and GREAT TITS were using the hedgerow. Once again a SPARROWHAWK came low over, and a few minutes later a COMMON BUZZARD did the same, with it's attendant mobbing CARRION CROW.

Migrant Alley was hot and still under the blazing sun, just 4 HOUSE MARTINS and two SWALLOWS were feeding over the paddocks and pasture, whilst in the grass at least 5 MEADOW PIPITS were hiding up. Two LINNETS, 4 PIED WAGTAILS, plus a GREEN WOODPECKER were the only birds with them, apart from the usual flighty ROOK flock comprising of around 60 birds.

A brief skywatch from my seat produced nothing at all, but again I heard the LITTLE OWLS arguing in the Greenhouse copse whilst I sat. Behind me in the Tall Hedge, 3 more Chiffchaff were seen, and two YELLOWHAMMERS, the latter birds being a female and the now almost independent young one. The only other bird to note, was yet another YELLOW WAGTAIL, which flew south as I was leaving.


ShySongbird said...

The view from your skywatching seat looks very peaceful. Pretty little Dunnock too :)

Warren Baker said...

Hi Songbird,
Indeed, it is a peaceful place to sit and watch, .......most of the time :-)

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Change is as good as a rest Warren.

Thinking of getting a reclining swivel chair on the garage roof for a bit of skywatching - wadda yer reckon?



Warren Baker said...

Good idea Dave :-) Id like a glass dome fitted in my attic roof space :-)

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Glass dome wouldn't work here, so much sand in the air it would soon become opaque! Would be very welcome to keep off the wind though.



Greenie said...

Warren ,
Thought we were going to be in for the fog up on the Ridge , but we were lucky .
Several Bullfinches , a Tawny Owl calling and a Common Buzzard of interest today .

Phil said...

Nice Dunnock Warren and good to see some pictures of your patch. Nice to be able to visualise where you are referring to.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one of the Dunnock Warren.

Anonymous said...

Your Dunnocks are looking in better nick than mine Warren. There`s feathers missing from all over them.