Not much at all to report today, it barely got light at all, and by 15:30hrs it was dusk!
5 LAPWING that flew over Migrant Alley as I walked home from work were a nice treat, as was getting good views of a KESTREL sitting atop an Alder tree in the greenhouse Grounds. After a sandwich, I was out again by 14:00hrs, and it was under dark, rain threatening clouds that a dismal visit of the Lake area was made. The same 8 MALLARDS and 6 MOORHEN were on the water, and the same flock of a dozen or so SISKIN were in the same alder as yesterday, also the same as yesterday were a flyover LESSER REDPOLL, and the odd FIELDFARE, REDWING, SONGTHRUSH and MISTLE THRUSH moving around. No sign of a mixed feeding flock was had today, the most notable birds were GOLDCREST and BULLFINCH, at least 8 of the former were spread between the Small Holding, Wet Woods, and Lakeside scrub Area. With 5 weeks still to go before the shortest day, its proving to be a real challenge to find much at all in the afternoons now, but I'll keep trying :-)
PS. I have adde a new page to the blog. This will show the photo's of all the Butterflies I have recorded in Pittswood. You can access the page from the top of the sidebar. I will add more and more pics over the next few days - something to do in the dark evenings !