|The old shack in the Ashes lane Field, enveloped in fog|
Walking past the Greenhouse Grounds first thing, I heard a lot of alarm calls coming from there, CHAFFINCH, BLACKBIRD, BLUE TIT, even a HOUSE SPARROW was annoyed at something in the line of Alders, it turned out to be a LITTLE OWL, which flew off into the fog as I drew near to investigate.
I carried on over to the Lakes, via the Ashes lane field, passing the old shack (above) , I couldn't see much as I went, but heard MAGPIES chattering, and JACKDAWS 'chakking' as well as a few SKYLARK calling as they flew over.
A mist was rising from the Main Lake, where a CORMORANT fished and 8 MALLARD dabbled under the overhang of the trees.
|Misty Main lake|
As the fog lifted, I encountered the likes of BULLFINCH, GOLDCREST, COAL TIT, TREECREEPER, NUTHATCH, JAY, MISTLETHRUSH, SONGTHRUSH, and both GREEN and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, all in the Scrubby Woods.
|COLLARED DOVE at the Scrubby woods/ Lakes area|
|Long Tailed Tit, pity it didn't look up!|
I saw a Migrant Hawker, and at least 5 Common Darter dragonflies as I sat in the warm sunshine, so early this afternoon, I came back with my macro set up and got some photo's
|This may be a Ruddy darter, I cant make my mind up - anyone ?|