Thursday, 15 November 2012

 This morning, whilst walking to work, I finally managed to add a Goose species to the November list when 3 GREYLAG GEESE (61) flew over Migrant Alley, this Novembers tally now moves on to 61, putting it in fifth position out of 11.

Low cloud slowly dispersed during this afternoons patch visit, and by dusk it was cool and clear. I took a walk over to the lakes first off, but the trainee tree surgeons were again in the large garden which is adjacent to the water, I must remember to avoid Thursdays over there !

Needless to say not a thing was on the water, but a KINGFISHER was seen flitting across it. I stayed very briefly before moving on to the Tree Nursery, where the KESTRELS spent some time hunting before trying their luck at the Green House Grounds. Also of note were two COMMON BUZZARDS that flew low over, and the two MEADOW PIPITS were still amongst the shrubs and rough grassland.

Meadow Pipit
Meadow Pipit
A look around the Greenhouse Grounds provided me with some nice views of LESSER REDPOLL, SISKIN and GOLDFINCH as they fed in a line of alder trees, the usual WRENS, DUNNOCKS, BLACKBIRDS and ROBINS were seen, and flyover FIELDFARE, REDWING, PIED WAGTAIL, BLACK HEADED GULL and HERRING GULL were noted. The sun dipped below the horizon all too quickly, signalling the passage of ROOKS and JACKDAWS across the sky heading to roost.


Pete Woodruff said...

Short days and getting shorter, woe is me/us.

Don't want to be hearing any more of this 'thinking of hibernating' though Warren.

Warren Baker said...

Hi Pete,
Only kidding mate,
If I only get half an hour out in the afternoon i'll take it :-)

Adam said...

nice pipit

Rohrerbot said...

That Meadow Pipit is very interesting. Reminds me a tad of the Yellow Rumped Warbler:)

Jason K said...

Cracking Mippit shots Warren. I always think they look smart this time of get the light right and they almost have a golden glow about them

ShySongbird said...

Whoops, I thought I'd commented on this last night! Lovely to see the Meadow Pipits. I hope those trainee tree surgeons aren't butchering too much of the trees.

Warren Baker said...

Hi Songbird,
The Trees are being made to look all tidy - sadly!

Ken. said...

Well done withthe Graylags.
Nice to here that your total is going up
Great Mipit shot.