Wednesday, 8 August 2012

An extremely uneventful walk around the Greenhouse Grounds, Migrant Alley, and the Tree Nursery was had this afternoon, just a few of the regular local resident bird species were seen, as well as some of the patch summer migrants, these included a family of both BLACKCAPS and WHITETHROATS that were mixing together in the Greenhouse Grounds, as well as a CHIFFCHAFF that called constantly, a WREN was nearby, taking food to another brood of fledged nestlings.
Part of the Greenhouse Grounds, as seen from my seat at Migrant Alley, home to the Whitethroat and Blackcap families
A circuit of Migrant Alley produced a small flock of a dozen or so GOLDFINCH feeding on thistle heads, and 13 LINNETS feeding on one of the paddocks, a GREEN WOODPECKER plus several KESTREL sightings were about it for here. During the two hours I was out, a steady stream of HERRING GULLS flew over, visiting a newly harrowed field just off my patch. The local SWALLOWS were whizzing low around the Tree Nursery, and 4 SWIFTS were seen high up, another Whitethroat was present, two STOCK DOVES flew up from the tall vegetation, but apart from a few ROBINS, Wrens, BLACKBIRDS and DUNNOCKS, it was all very quiet.

Another visit this evening will have to be made!
Juicy Blackberries, just waiting to be eaten by a passage Migrant  :-)


Rohrerbot said...

Or those blackberries may have been eaten by a passing American.......just saying:)

Warren Baker said...

Very nice they are too Rohrerbot :-)

The Hairy Birder said...

That shot of those Blackberries reminds of where I need to go to this evening!

ShySongbird said...

Those berries are ripening far too quickly for my liking!