Over on the lakes five CANADA GEESE were seen, and a CORMORANT was fishing, another was circling overhead but didn't come down, as I watched it, the BARNACLE GOOSE with its Canada Goose mate dropped in to join the other geese. Only four MALLARDS were present, all drakes, two MOORHENS and the pair of COOTS, which by now probably have a nest somewhere :-) I listened for a while around the Scrubby Woods, hoping to hear the song of my first migrant Blackcap of the year, but it wasn't heard, although I did hear BULLFINCH, GOLDCREST, COAL TIT and NUTHATCH, as well as more ''yaffling'' Green Woodpeckers!
A look around the Tree Nursery was not really worth the effort today, just more Green Woodpeckers, and a couple of MAGPIES were seen, and over at Migrant Alley I searched the fencelines and paddocks again, but my first Wheatear has yet to arrive, that might be some while yet, as my first spring Wheatear can be as late as May! :-)
A bit of a sky-watch was had for an hour, this produced a MEADOW PIPIT going N, a GREY HERON and a BUZZARD, which was checked several times ;-) Nothing else out of the ordinary was seen though, on a rather quite afternoons patch visit.
|Feral Barnacle Goose|
|WREN in the Greenhouse Grounds|
|COLLARED DOVE from at my garden|
|Blue Tit from my garden|
|Blue Tit, as you can see I get lots of Blue Tits at the feeders ! :-)|