Wednesday, 14 November 2012

With wall to wall sunshine this afternoon, it was a real pleasure to be out and about, I might not of seen an awful lot, but the sunshine really cheered me up, after the almost constant gloom of late.

I didn't visit the lakes today, instead I walked the Tree Nursery, Pub Field, Migrant Alley and the Greenhouse Grounds, not an awful lot was of note though, just about normal for this time of day at this time of year. More GREEN WOODPECKERS were seen, FIELDFARES and REDWINGS were about in very small numbers,  the pair of KESTRELS hunted over the area, as did a SPARROWHAWK and a few wintery bits and pieces flew over, including the likes of LESSER REDPOLL, SISKIN and SKYLARK.

Two LITTLE OWLS were found at roost, one at the Greenhouse copse, the other in a large garden adjacent to Migrant Alley, but neither allowed a photograph today. Two GOLDCREST were again seen at the Greenhouse Grounds but that was about it really for this afternoon.

I still need 8 new species for this months list just to equal the record November tally of 68, achieved in 2010, the most likely of those are Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Common Gull and Stock Dove, that still leaves a lot to do to set a new November species record! At least there is still half the month to go though  :-)

Not much for the camera today despite the nice light, but here's what i did get .........
COAL TIT at the garden feeders, in the dying evening light
Coal Tit


Marc Heath said...

Lovely lighting on the Coal Tit. I actually managed to get out myself after work. A couple of patch corkers including a new patch bird. Will update later.

Marianne said...

Wasn't it a lovely day? Great pics, not easy to catch Wrens at this time of year when they're being all furtive :)

Greenie said...

Warren ,
We need more days like that .
Good job you took the opportunity with the camera , I doubt it will get use today .

Alan Pavey said...

It was a great day, which is well reflected in your pics, excellent stuff.

ShySongbird said...

I obviously live in the wrong place, not even a glimpse of sunshine for three days here :-( I think creatures which hibernate until the Spring have the best idea, it has barely got light today :-(

Always cheering to visit your blog though :-) Lovely to see the Wrens still posing nicely for you.

Warren Baker said...

Its always cheering to see you have commented ;-)