Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Today is the fourth anniversary of the ''Pittswood Birds'' blog, a milestone I thought I would never achieve, as i was initially only going to do the blog for a calendar year!  Looks like I'll be doing another year though  :-)

This afternoons visit however was not one of the more memorable ones, My walk over to the Lake area was met with lots of disturbance, and once at the lakes a noisy leaf sucking machine being used by one of the nearby garden workmen gave off an aggravating sound! Only 4 of yesterdays MALLARDS remained on the lake, with 3 MOORHENS, a GREY HERON that flew over me whilst I walked through the Small Holding earlier had probably been flushed from the main lake.

Around the lake vegetation, and in the Scrubby Woods a few of the regulars were found, LONG TAILED TITS, GOLDCREST, TREECREEPER, BULLFINCH and NUTHATCH were the best of them, the SPARROWHAWK was up above the area, he knows where most of the birds are  ;-)  after all, he's looking for them just like I am!

As yesterday, I made my way over to the Tree Nursery, and gave the Laurel bushes a good scouring, finding SONGTHRUSH, BLACKBIRD, DUNNOCK and ROBIN, nothing more exciting, although at one point I saw 7 MAGPIES getting excited about a section of shrubs, I made my over, thinking of finding some rare Shrike, but it turned out to be a Fox  :-)

Migrant Alley was my next stop, but here there was also some disturbance, a tractor was mowing the sheep pasture ( for some reason!)  I saw a MEADOW PIPIT fly up, and watched the LINNET flock vacate the area, as did the few GOLDFINCH that were there. PIED WAGTAIL, SKYLARK, REDPOLL and SISKIN were the best of the flyovers, and a mixed skein of 5 CANADA GEESE with two GREYLAG GEESE that went over, had me hoping for something more unusual, but not today!


This Red Admiral was sunbathing on the Oak tree seen in yesterdays photo, showing the footpath from the Wet woods to the lake area.


Blackbird at the Tree Nursery

15 comments:

Jason K said...

Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary of the blog Warren...I hope it continues for a few more years yet!

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Happy birthday to you; happy birthday to you - another year please

Cheers
Davo

Warren Baker said...

Cheers guys :-)

Dean said...

And the same congratulations from me, Warren.

Warren Baker said...

Cheers Dean, you've been going a few years yourself :-)

Greenie said...

Warren ,
And in those four years , I make it that you have only failed to post on 24ish days .
Some stamina that .
Well done .

elcamperoinquieto.com said...

4 years is nothing to the future to come!
A nice present the fox with the magpies....
Good day!

Warren Baker said...

Greenie,
24ish days! They must have been my ''man flu'' days!

Christian said...

Happy Birthday! Here's to another 4 years!

Rohrerbot said...

That's amazing!! Congrats on your blog. Your post today sounds like, "The good. The bad. And the ugly:)"

Bob Bushell said...

Happy blogday, its 4th today. Cracking pictures.

squirrell said...

Happy anniversary! I look forward to reading many more posts. You have made me look at birds in a whole new way, so thank you very much.

Alan Pavey said...

Well Done with keeping going for 4 years, I hope my blog lasts that long!!??
Lovely Red Admiral too Warren :-)

Kieron said...

Well done Warren, four years of posts contain a lot of useful information.

eileeninmd said...

Congrats on your blog's anniversary. I wish you many more happy years of blogging. Great capture of the Red Admiral and the Blackbird.Happy Birding!