I made the walk over to the tall hedge at Migrant Alley first off, and deposited some more wheat grain around the base of the hedge, but today as I approached, there were just 2 YELLOWHAMMER and a CHAFFINCH, I hope my efforts come to more than that!
As yesterday, I made my way over to check out the Lakes, via the Tree Nursery, in which the 20 or so MEADOW PIPITS were still about, they were trying to outwit the KESTREL that was sitting up on the telephone pole watching them. I made a point of scanning the adjacent Pub Field whilst there, but there weren't any Lapwings or the Buzzard today, only BLACK HEADED GULLS.
I spent the rest of the daylight hours around the Lakes and Scrubby Woods, the Lakes had a CORMORANT keeping the MALLARDS and MOORHEN company today, but still nothing more exciting than that :-( In the woods however, it was positively buzzing, I found GREAT TITS, COAL TIT, BLUE TITS, CHAFFINCH, GOLDFINCH, BULLFINCH, TREECREEPER, NUTHATCH, GOLDCREST, REDWING, BLACKBIRDS and SONGTHRUSHES all in close proximity, they were mostly congregating around a large Hawthorn bush, the fact it was receiving the suns rays, and was full of berries made it a natural stop for them, but try as I might I never got a decent chance of a photo, although the Goldcrest (below) did move nearer into an Elder for me, but it was much shadier here.
In the dying light, I spotted a moth fly across my path and alight on a nettle, no idea what it is, i'll leave that to Greenie and Dean, any ideas guys ?
|Unidentified Moth......Now identified as not a moth at all, but a Caddis fly :-) Thankd Dean, Alan and Greenie!|