Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Roe Deer. Still stuck in the Maize field. I wouldn't be surprised if someone went down and cut the fence to release it one afternoon :-)

There were a few more birds around this afternoon, not a great deal more, but enough to keep me interested for a couple of hours. I visited the Tree Nursery, Maize stubbles in the Pub Field, as well as Migrant Alley and the Greenhouse Complex grounds.

To the south of my patch a large field was being Harrowed, which was attracting lots of Gulls, a few passed over my patch including HERRING GULL, BLACK HEADED GULL, and a possible immature Greater Black Backed Gull (see last photo) but I couldn't make my mind up on that one, a shame as they are a scarce species on my patch, plus it would have been a new one for the month.

These two LONG TAILED TITS were part of a larger flock that were feeding by the run off pool that is adjacent to the pub Field, with them were a few BLUE and GREAT TITS, as well as half a dozen CHAFFINCH

On the Pub Field Maize stubbles, 30-40 ROOKS were feeding, as well as 20 odd WOODPIGEON, approx. 18 MEADOW PIPITS were up and down, making it hard to see how many there actually were, then the inevitable SPARROWHAWK came over, but was seen off by the Rooks. Just before leaving for Migrant Alley this female PHEASANT flew up in front of me.

Below is the Sparrowhawk, it appears every where I go at the moment :-)

Over at Migrant Alley, it was a case of more Rooks, 20-30 more Meadow Pipit, 4 PIED WAGTAILS, 2 LINNETS and a mixed flock of around a dozen HOUSE MARTINS and SWALLOWS. The only other summer species seen was a CHIFFCHAFF in the Greenhouse Grounds

Above: Immature Herring Gull, or GBB Gull hmmmmm..... it was big, but its wings are thin, that put me off of GBB.


Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Sorry warren but tyour gull looks like HG to me, bill a bit on the weeny side but the clincher is those translucent inner primaries.
Got me a patch tick - Skyklark this arvo...and not before time!



Derek Faulkner said...


Don't think that I could watch that deer penned in like that, normally I find that an early morning visit in the dark can cure all manner of things.

Warren Baker said...

I thought as much - wishful thinking on my part

I quite agree ! :-)

Phil said...

Like a lot of things Gulls are a mystery to me Warren, especially immature ones.
Any idea how the Deer got into the field in the first place?

Bob Bushell said...

The poor Roe Deer, it must hurt him. Yes, take a penknife with you next time.

Jann E. said...

I sure hope that deer is freed soon (were you hinting that you were the 'someone' to cut it free?) Nice shots of the long-tailed tits. :o)

Pete Woodruff said...

I may have missed anything you said about the fence Warren but as you know the deer is an amazing 'jumper' is the fence very high then?

Kelly said...

...I'll have to stay tuned to see what happens to the deer. In the meantime, the portraits of the Long-tailed Tit are really nice.

Anonymous said...

Hope you find them wire cutters out Warren ;-)

Chris said...

Wow beautiful roe deer Warren... I was also very unhappy with the fences in France... Clearly the poor deer could not go in the field or out of them when they were in it.... stupid people... you got nice shots of the tits, well done...

Anthony Miners said...

Nice shot of the deer