Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Yesterday, the poor weather prevented any meaningful patch visit, but this afternoon things had brightened up a bit, although a strong and blustery wind was still blowing.

I took a walk over to the Lakes again, via the Small Holding and Wet Woods, however very little of note was seen, in fact very little was seen at all! A couple of GREEN WOODPECKERS and a single REDWING fed in the Small holding, while in the Wet Woods the wind in the tree tops was so noisy I couldn't hear a thing  :-( the pools were scanned for a Teal but none were seen today.

Over at the lakes it was also quiet, but it is here that I am most likely to add a new species to the months list, so its always worth a quick visit, today though there were just 3 pairs of MALLARD and a few MOORHENS, once again with the noise of the wind in the trees, nothing was heard in the adjacent Scrubby Woods.

I spent a little time over at the Tree Nursery, where there were a few more Redwing, a couple of MEADOW PIPIT and a few SONGTHRUSH. As usual the KESTREL hunted over the area, but even the sky was devoid of birds today  :-(  All a bit frustrating really, as I need just one more new species for the month to set a January record, a flyover Grey Wagtail or maybe a Mandarin on the lakes would do it!  :-)

I was back home by 15:30hrs, after spending just 90 mins out, but there was still light enough for a few Garden photo's, the evenings are slowly getting that bit lighter now  :-)

I was hoping for some finch photo's, but they are few are far between at the moment, so I had to make do with the Tits again, plus the Nuthatch and Green Woodpecker! Here's a few of the images I took, i'll post the rest tomorrow  :-)
Green Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker


Anonymous said...

Cracking Green Pecker shots mate. You can clearly see it`s been feeding on the ground.

Warren Baker said...

Cheers deano,
He's become bolder over the winter :-)

Joe said...


Just discovered this blog and very glad I did, some excellent photos. Green Woodpeckers are always fascinating birds to watch

ShySongbird said...

Hi Warren, Would you mind checking your Blogger spam folder? I left you a comment this evening but it hasn't got through and I have found the same with just about every blog I have commented on today :-( I have been using a different browser on my iPad and I have a feeling Blogger isn't recognising it as legitimate...what a pain and if it's not getting through at all I have even more problems :-(

Warren Baker said...

Your comment came through to my email in box but the blogger post :-(

Warren Baker said...

Hi Joe,
Thanks for looking in mate :-)