Quickly moving out into the Wet Woods, there was no sign of a hoped for Teal, although I found a small mixed feeding flock, this included a TREECREEPER, 4 more Goldcrest, a couple of GREAT TITS and a GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER.
Out in the open of the Tree Nursery, quite a few small flocks of REDWING were seen going over, the largest was one containing 11 birds, also a single SKYLARK went over. In the nursery grounds amongst the shrubs, the 2 MEADOW PIPIT were found again, as were a pair of GRENWOODPECKERS, a few SONGTHRUSH flew from cover to cover, along with the plentiful BLACKBIRDS, and 4 GOLDFINCH fed on some Teasels, yet another 2 Goldcrest were also found in the boundary hedgerow.
I had time before dusk to have a look through the Greenhouse Grounds, where just a couple of LESSER REDPOLL and Siskin were in the Alders, a stand of tall seeding vegetation ( I dont know what type!) was providing food for no less than 6 DUNNOCKS, strange seeing a flock of Dunnock :-) Overhead a KESTREL was hunting, and a COMMON BUZZARD flew low over, the only other flyovers of interest noted were HERRING and BLACK HEADED GULLS, the Greenhouse Copse was again good for seeing the LITTLE OWL, which I got a photo of, but it was disturbed by a dog walker before I got a decent photo chance! Great to be out again! :-)
|Little Owl at the Greenhouse Copse|
|Common Buzzard, flying over the Greenhouses, into the sun as usual|