Saturday, 24 September 2011

A totally frustrating full patch walk was had this morning, thick fog for most of the morning prevented much from being seen, indeed, many of the 43 species recorded were heard only!!

Of the few birds I did see, a KINGFISHER was a welcome splash of colour as it flew up the College Stream, and a flock of GREYLAG GEESE (72) that flew over the college Grounds were only partially counted, as some were shrouded in the fog, at least I got something for the moths list!

other notables were a GREY WAGTAIL that dropped down into the Greenhouse Complex grounds, and a TAWNY OWL called from somewhere over in the Wet Woods. A BUZZARD flew from the Greenhouse Copse very early on, I suspect that's where it roosted.

Summer birds were at a premium, CHIFFCHAFF'S being the only species still on the ground, with SWALLOWS and HOUSE MARTINS seen flying over later on when the fog had lifted slightly.

As I said , a frustrating visit with not much to shout about :-)




Marc Heath said...

As much a pain as the fog is, it does make for a nice photo. Very Autumnal and I can feel the drop of temperature in that shot. Better get used to it, many more mornings like this!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Marc, regards fog & photography.
Cracking Wren pic, Warren.

Lancs and Lakes Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

For fog's sake Warren what's happened to yuor weather? looks like Summer will have a last throw of the dice this week


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Warren Baker said...

Looks like i'll have a few lie-ins then chaps!

Jason K said...

Thats some serious mirk you had there Warren!