Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Above: The footpath that runs adjacent to the lake, which is on the right, the scrubby woods is on the left.


The sun continued to shine this afternoon for my patch visit to the lakes, thats two days in a row ! :-) It was just a pity that it was so quiet, nothing really to note, a few MALLARD dabbled around the Wet Woods, and three GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS were up in the trees. The SISKIN had moved on, and the only ones noted were flyovers, also flying over were two LESSER REDPOLL. One thing I did see on the floor of the woods, were the first shoots of the bluebells, poking up through the sodden leaf litter.

On the lakes it was once again a Mallard and MOORHEN day, and I cant see it being any another way until those wretched Gas cannons stop firing!



Above..........Nothing on the Main Lake :-(

I had a walk around the woody scrub, but the feeding flock had moved on, or dispersed, I did see 3 GOLDCRESTS, and one of the MARSH TITS, plus 4 BULLFINCH'S, 3 of them males. REDWINGS have now moved onto the leaf litter, with at least 10 being seen, but boy, are they well camouflaged !

I took a slow walk home across the Tree Nursery, but again it was quiet, although it was good to see two MEADOW PIPITS flying over, not seen much of them this month, there were also 7 PHEASANTS strutting around the shrubs. A bit of an uneventful day..............

9 comments:

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Bluebells! Not even got snowdroops showing yet!!!

Cheers

Davo

Derek Faulkner said...

You sure you're not seeing things, first Snowdrops flowering, now Bluebells which shouldn't be showing for another couple of months. Are you in some mini micro-climate - surely not blackberries next.

Pete Woodruff said...

I reckon you never had an 'uneventful' birding day to know what one was, three GSW's Siskin and Redpoll over....now give over Warren!

ShySongbird said...

Those bird scarers are a real nuisance, they seem to be everywhere round here at the moment. I think they qualify as noise pollutants!

I agree with Pete Woodruff, with the species you saw it definitely wasn't 'an uneventful day':)

Wilma said...

Wow - we are still frozen solid! 18 inches of snow still on the ground and nothing much for the deer, squirrels, and birds to eat except for what I put out. I think the suqireels have already gone through what they had cached. :-(

Wilma said...

what the heck are "suqireels"?Too bad I can't spell!

Dean said...

"A bit of an uneventful day.............."

Fine weather often makes for poor birding Warren.

Derek Faulkner said...

I think you might be overdoing some of the "woe is me" stuff Warren, I think Pete probably summed it up about spot on.

karen said...

hello brother< just finallly found the time to go on your website! what beautiful photos! really cheered me up< spring is on the horizon< keep me posted! your loving sister karen x