Early on in the walk I crossed Migrant Alley, which was full of FIELDFARE, maybe 200 birds in all, with just as many STARLINGS with them as well as a few REDWING, also there, seen on the sheep pasture, were 8 BLACK HEADED GULLS with 3 LAPWING, however all these birds were flushed more than once by this SPARROWHAWK!
The College Grounds was busier than has been for some time, and it was good to see a few GREENFINCH'S, some of which were singing in the sunny conditions, also heard to sing here were TREECREEPER, CHAFFINCH and DUNNOCK, all adding to the springlike feel of the morning. A flock of LONG TAILED TITS moved through the gardens, but proved difficult to photograph, also of note in the gardens were BULLFINCH, COAL TIT and GOLDCREST.
|Long Tailed Tit|
Over at the lakes I was surprised to see them still frozen over, so nothing was found on them, but the adjacent Scrubby Woods had 4 more Bullfinch, a NUTHATCH, and the MARSH TIT, a singing Coal Tit along with a drumming GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER continued the spring theme for the morning.
The Wet Woods was home to a mixed feeding flock of BLUE TITS, GREAT TITS, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, and Treecreeper, while in the background a STOCK DOVE was heard to sing its simple song :-)
|Treecreeoer in the Wet Woods|