Thursday, 22 November 2012

After two days of not getting out on my patch, I managed a couple of hours this afternoon, conditions weren't ideal with a strong SW wind blowing, but at least it strayed dry. Three GREEN WOODPECKERS were feeding in their favoured area on the large lawns adjacent to the Small Holding, also seen here were two REDWINGS. A circuit of the Wet Woods, had me peering into the tangled branches over the pools of water, hoping that a Teal would be brave enough to turn up and defy the stream of dog walkers that pass through, I wasn't in luck though  :-( Just three MALLARDS and two MOORHENS were found. Above, in the almost now bare canopy of mainly Oak Trees, the wind was roaring through, but I just heard the call of a GOLDCREST, then found two as they dropped down lower into the woods, a few BLUE and GREAT TITS were with them.

Over on the lakes five more Mallard were seen, and just one Moorhen, but the CORMORANT fishing there made a bit of change from those regulars  ;-)  I think I probably heard a BULLFINCH call over the noise of the wind, but more definite was the SISKIN that came in calling, finally alighting in the Scrubby Woods.

I finished up over at the Tree Nursery and Greenhouse Grounds, where the usual regulars were on offer, those being KESTREL, WREN, ROBIN, DUNNOCK, BLACKBIRD, SONGTHRUSH, PIED WAGTAIL, CHAFFINCH, another two Goldcrests, plus lots of Corvids and WOODPIGEONS. A typical November afternoons fare for Pittswood :-)

Nothing showed for the Camera today, so its back to raiding the garden photo's I took last weekend  ;-) These are the Coal Tits.
Coal Tit
Coal Tit
Coal tit
Coal tit


Pete Woodruff said...

Excellent pics of my favourite of the family the Coal Tit Warren.

Adam said...

great pictures

ShySongbird said...

It was much more than a strong wind here Warren, more like gale force!

Lovely photos of the Coal Tit :-)