Before I left for my afternoon walk to the lakes, I watched the garden feeders whilst eating my lunch, this proved fortuitous as the MARSH TIT (53) turned up, it spent a few minutes with the LONG TAILED, COAL, BLUE and GREAT TITS.
I set off for the lakes a few minutes later, and saw the KESTREL pair at the Small Holding as I passed through, I wonder why they have moved the 200 meters from the Tree Nursery to feed here ? Walking through the Wet woods all was quiet, and only a pair of MALLARD were on the pools there. Getting to the lakes I could hear the sound of Geese, these turned out to be CANADA GEESE 4 of which were seen, with them was the feral BARNACLE GOOSE, 4 more Mallards, the COOT pair and 3 MOORHEN.
I wandered over to the Tree Nursery, where as yesterday, REDWING, SONGTHRUSH, GREEN WOODPECKER and a possible third Kestrel were found, but it may have been one of the pair seen earlier. Overhead a COMMON BUZZARD flew past with a bulging crop, then was joined by another, I attempted to get a photo, and managed a blurry image :-) A SPARROWHAWK made it a trio of raptors for the afternoon as it sped past, putting up around 40 FIELDFARE as it went over a field just off patch.
A look around the Greenhouse Grounds was notable only for 3 LESSER REDPOLL and a LITTLE OWL that was heard calling again from an adjacent large garden.
I'm looking forward to getting out tomorrow morning for a full patch walk, the likes of Yellowhammer, Skylark, Linnet and Greylag goose, all reasonably regular sightings here, are still yet to be found this month!
|Common Buzzard, over the Tree Nursery|
|I had a short photo session in my garden late on, hoping for the Marsh tit to return, but it didn't, however, there were lots of BLUE TITS!|