|This is about as bad as the snow got - hardly worth the continuous warnings we had from the weather people!|
In the end I decided to go over to the Tree Nursery for a sky watch, maybe something would be moving about to escape the hard weather, anyway at least here there was a small belt of trees that I could gain shelter from the wind, it was biting out there!
Snow flurries continued as I began my vigil, three MEADOW PIPITS, a SONGTHRUSH and a GREEN WOODPECKER flew up from the tall vegetation as I placed myself out of the wind. Occasional REDWING, FIELDFARE and Songthrush passed over, then one of the KESTREL pair came over to hunt, a female SPARROWHAWK was seen over the Wet Woods, and a bit later the male bird sped past me, four LAPWING flew over the adjacent Pub Field, then two more flew overhead ten minutes later. In all I was stood there for just over an hour, but my feet and fingers were starting to burn with the cold, plus the light was going, so I headed home.
A short watch at the busy feeders in my garden revealed the first Songthrush for my garden this year, also of note was a SISKIN, but very few finch's came in, apart from the CHAFFINCH of which there were 8. The Songthrush was number 25 for the garden list, which as yet does not include House Sparrow - a sorry state of affairs :-(
Could be an interesting full patch walk tomorrow morning ?
Finally here's something to look at, the last of my photo's from the 'blog photo folder' I need to top it up this weekend!
|I particularly like this COAL TIT shot :-)|
|Coal Tit again|