The wind dropped slightly whilst i walked over to the lakes, I went via the Tree Nursery today, as there was disturbance in the Small Holding, and it was in the nursery that two MEADOW PIPITS (41) flew up, ''Seep'' ''Seeping'' as they went, another one for the Feb. list :-) I checked the Pub Field as I passed, and saw 5 LAPWING, probably part of the 11 that I had seen earlier, also with them were 8 BLACK HEADED GULLS.
At the lakes, the MALLARDS had dropped in number to 14, and only 1 MOORHEN was seen, the COOTS remain still, but the lakes were half frozen over, only being kept open by the wind action on the water, i think tonight will finish the job of icing them completely. Around the Scrubby Wood, it was cold and quiet, the only notables being a GOLDCREST, a TREECREEPER and a flock of BULLFINCH, two males and two females, as I left, i was fortunate enough to watch the first dozen REDWING (42) of the month drop in.
All was very wintry, and still as I walked back home, but two GREEN WOODPECKERS were observed feeding in a large Garden, and the first HOUSE SPARROW (43) of the month was also seen along Ashes Lane :-)
|One of the Female Bullfinch from the Scrubby Woods - a typical view of this species!|
|Distant shot of one of the Green woodpeckers|
|The sun was low in the sky when I got home, and the only sunlight to reach over the back wall of my garden fell on the fat feeder, where these BLUE TITS fed :-)|