Friday, 14 September 2012

This afternoons patch walk was a bit of a dreary affair, in some blustery but bright conditions I walked the same route as I have been doing all week, that being the Tree Nursery, Pub Field, Migrant Alley and the Greenhouse Grounds.

The only things of interest were a couple of KESTRELS and a GREEN WOODPECKER in the Tree Nursery, one or two MEADOW PIPITS heard going over Migrant Alley, with a mix of HOUSE MARTINS and SWALLOWS plus two CHIFFCHAFFS with a LONG TAILED TIT flock at the Greenhouse Grounds, sightings of a SPARROWHAWK and BUZZARD up hunting were some consolation for very quiet visit.

I hope something turns up for tomorrows full patch walk, there certainly seems to be very few summer birds left out there!

I got lucky with a Migrant Hawker that alighted on a bramble stem, so had something to photograph  :-)
Migrant Hawker
Migrant  Hawker
The Raspberry dump was good for a ROBIN photo
Plus I always try and get some sort of long Tailed Tit photo when they are about  :-)
Long Tailed Tit
This Immature Gull flew over Migrant Alley, I shot a few photo's of it, probably a Herring Gull, but does the bill look long to you ? maybe it's just a trick of the back lighting ? More investigating needed I think  :-)
Immature Herring Gull ?


Marc Heath said...

Hopefully some good weather tomorrow Warren for us, lets hope there is a bird or two to be found.

Warren Baker said...

Hi Marc,
I hoping it wont be too foggy :-)

Pete Woodruff said...

....and a nice 'some sort of Long-tailed Tit photo' Warren....well an excellent one actually.

Rohrerbot said...

Can't wait to get out and bird tomorrow!!! It's going to be so much fun. Have fun. Hope you have some exciting finds today.

Deano said...

Good luck for Saturday mate. Fingers crossed for some passage for you.