Two hours from 14:00hrs were spent out this afternoon, and it proved to be a barren visit, not surprising given the cool, cloudy conditions. None of the already arrived spring migrants were noted, not even the reliable Chiffchaff sang! Maybe I should have visited the lakes and Scrubby Woods today, but instead had a wander around the Tree Nursery, Migrant Alley, the Greenhouse Grounds and its associated copse, its these places that i'm most likely to turn up a migrant species, just not today!
Birds I did see were the regulars, but even these were few, the KESTREL pair remain together, hunting around the Greenhouses and returning to pair bond at the nest box, a few GREEN WOODPECKERS were about, and nest building was observed by a pair of PIED WAGTAILS in the Greenhouse Grounds. WREN, ROBIN, DUNNOCK, BLACKBIRD, SONGTHRUSH, GREENFINCH, CHAFFINCH, GOLDFINCH, HOUSE SPARROW, were all busy doing the same.
I ended up taking photo's of the Wrens at the Greenhouse Grounds, and later,as a last resort BLUE TITS from my garden, at least the sun had re-appeared by then...........things surely will pick up ?
|Preening Pied Wagtail|
|Garden Blue Tit|