I ended up watching the sky from my seat, which proved the most productive part of the visit today, more Meadow Pipits, House Martins and a few SWALLOWS were seen, along with a few HERRING and BLACK HEADED GULLS, best of all was seeing four raptor species, those being KESTREL, SPARROWHAWK, COMMON BUZZARD and the bird of the day a HOBBY.
Even the Raspberry Dump was less active than usual, I had a peak over it as I walked home, and saw a CHIFFCHAFF, 4 WRENS, 2 ROBINS and 2 DUNNOCKS, but resisted the temptation of a photo, in fact i didn't get any photo's whilst out today, and even though I spent 40 minutes in my garden hide (shed!) not much turned up, I missed the NUTHATCH, and a fine looking Immature STARLING, so all I can offer are these, not the best efforts though :-)
|I was so close to this COLLARED DOVE I didn't need to crop the photo at all, I should have backed the zoom off to get its tail and feet in!|
|These young GREENFINCH'S are not much to look at now, but come the winter they will be little green stunners :-)|
|BLUE TIT, most of this years young are now acquiring there adult plumage|