Tuesday, 22 November 2011

I was out for just over an hour this afternoon, in incredibly dull and dismal conditions,  fog lingered all day, and by 15 : 45 it was raining just to compound matters, a not very nice day!

My walk consisted of a quick visit to the lakes, via the Small Holding and Wet Woods, then back home through the Tree Nursery, and a scan of the Pub field. At the Small Holding, both GREEN and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS were seen in the old orchard there, plus a couple of JAYS and a small mixed flock of HOUSE SPARROWS and CHAFFINCH'S. The Wet Woods was empty of birdlife, unsurprising really, as it was particularly dark in there! Over at the lakes, only the main lake had any life on it today, and that only had 4 MALLARD, 6 MOORHEN and a GREY HERON, a quick walk around the Scrubby Woods to hopefully flush up a Woodcock, only produced a few REDWING, around 6 BULLFINCH, and 4 SONGTHRUSHES of note.

On reaching the Tree Nursery, I peered through the hedgerow across to the Pub Field, where the BLACK HEADED GULLS are continuing to feed, along with 2 HERRING GULLS, today they were joined by 11 LAPWINGS. The Tree Nursery itself was home to a large mixed feeding flock, containing at least 14 LONG TAILED TITS, 5 GREAT TITS, 5 BLUE TITS, 1 COAL TIT, 3 GOLDCRESTS, 2 DUNNOCK, 2 ROBIN, 2 BLACKBIRD, 1 SONGTHRUSH, and a WREN. That was it for the afternoon!


10 comments:

Sharon said...

Shame about the weather you're getting there Warren, birds are probably having a duvet day!
Thanks for your comment on mine today - I knew you'd know :)

Warren Baker said...

Looks better tomorrow Sharon :-) Pity the new gardener ( the one who shoots the ducks) is working everyday now over at the big house by the lakes :-(

Jason K said...

a single Bullfinch on my patch would be a Red Letter Day...let alone 6 Warren!

Phil said...

Dismal just doesn't do it justice today Warren. Tomorrow though is another and I believe a better day.

Greenie said...

Warren ,
Sounds like I had it marginally better for weather today .
And I managed to get home before the rain .

Alan Pavey said...

Not much happening here either and work will stop me visiting now until the weekend :-(

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Gorgeous here today Warren , but couldn't get out :(
Got late news of a couple of double goodies on the nature reserve, wind pickin up tomorrow just when you need it to be calm...

Cheers

Davo

Paul said...

Hi Warren, regarding the Peregrines, I was working behind the hadlow school grounds yesterday(brookfield rd) and a large bird of prey flew fast over the roof tops(scattering every bird in the area) I couldn't see what it was, but what was really unusual, was the fact that another smaller bird of prey was in hot pursuit too! This all happened in a flash, so I'm none the wiser what these birds were?

Dean said...

Not too bad a day (weatherwise) up here, Warren. Can`t say the same about the birding, though.

Rohrerbot said...

Do you have a sunlight lamp to at least experience sunshine once and awhile? I will admit that grey days are wonderful but a string of them over a long period of time get you feeling the blues:) Hope you have some sun tomorrow....and better views.