|Fieldfare, a real rarity for my garden, this is the 26th species in the garden this year, which is the best January tally in the 12 years of garden watching :-)|
A chilly full patch walk this morning, with a bit of lying snow about, it's in such conditions that a Snipe, or Woodcock can be anticipated, but alas neither of these were found :-( In fact it was very difficult finding much about at all really, a low species total of just 39 was found, and three of them were flyover Gull species - HERRING, BLACK HEADED and COMMON GULL.
The best part of my patch today was the College Grounds, where 2 KINGFISHERS were seen on a feeder stream, also seen on it were a flock of SISKIN and GOLDFINCH all taking a drink, two male BULLFINCH were nearby. Another 5 Bullfinch were at the Greenhouse Grounds, with a further 2 at least over at the Scrubby Woods.
The lakes were completely frozen over, and only 3 MALLARDS were found here, standing on the ice. The likes of GOLDCREST, LONG TAILED TIT, JAY, and the occasional sighting of REDWING and FIELDFARE were all seen in the Wet Woods, the only other highlights were single flyover LESSER REDPOLLS, a flyover GREY HERON and the KESTREL pair up hunting over the Tree Nursery.
Whilst cleaning out my feeders this afternoon, I noticed the JAY coming in, so took a snap of it :-)
|Green Woodpecker - with the last Apple!|