Tuesday, 25 January 2011

As I walked in to work this morning, for the first time this year it was at last evident that the blackness of the night was beginning to be pushed back by the first glimmers of dawn, and by 07:20 there was just enough light to see a GREY HERON fly over the College Grounds as I passed through.

On walking home again, the light seemed to have only increased marginally, and a steady rain was falling, I've run out of adjectives to describe the drabness of the weather of late, it's just been day after day of dullness...........

I only went out for 40 mins this afternoon, enough time for a wet and muddy walk to the lake, see the MALLARDS and MOORHENS then walk back again, one afternoon I will find something different on the water :-)

The rain, the mud, the gas cannons, all got to me today, I am in dire need of some inspiration from somewhere.......... I sought refuge at home, watching the garden feeders, i'm just as likely, if not more likely, to find a Brambling at the feeders as elsewhere on my patch, and who knows maybe even an overwintering Blackcap may turn up. Alas neither was seen, although 15 CHAFFINCH, 11 GOLDFINCH and 14 GREENFINCH did give some hope of attracting down a Brambling yet. Unfortunately regular SPARROWHAWK attacks kept the birds away for long periods............it just aint my day is it :-)

7 comments:

Marc Heath said...

Tomorrow is a new day, you never know what you may find. Its lucky you can sit in luxury and watch your patch birds.

Warren Baker said...

Luxury, you 'aint seen my house Marc ! :-) :-) :-)

Sharon said...

Aah Warren, I'll send over my Brambling to cheer you up ;)

Well done with the Dobbies post by the way, it's sad that you only had 3 House Sparrows, have their numbers recovered at all or are they still in decline? You wouldn't think it with the crowd we get here!

Pete Woodruff said...

Don't let it get you down, you hear Warren....don't let it get you down. On Wednesday you need to say to yourself, yesterday s gone, today's another day.

Dean said...

I know exactly how you feel Warren.The sightings from my garden are better than the patch at the moment.

ShySongbird said...

It's that time of year Warren! We'll all feel much better when it brightens up a bit. Onward and upward...

Warren Baker said...

Hi Sharon,
It's hit and miss with House Sparrows, some places have plenty still, others have only a few. Here, they are not as common as they once were.