Sunday, 17 November 2013

A short, ninety Minute patch visit, in some very grey and damp conditions this morning was all I could fit in today, most of that being spent over at the Lakes and Scrubby Woods, where my sightings showed me enough to realise I wasn't going to miss out on much had I been able to stay longer.

The MUTE SWANS were happily feeding on the Ornamental Lake, and the KINGFISHER was seen there again, after a two day absence, only MALLARDS and MOORHENS were present on the Main lake and Small Lake.

The surrounding Scrubby Woods was only quickly looked through, LONG TAILED TIT, GOLDCREST, NUTHATCH, SISKIN and BULLFINCH were found, and the MISTLETHRUSH was joined in song by a SONGTHRUSH, those, plus the singing WRENS and ROBINS made the grey and damp conditions a bit more bearable.

Two FIELDFARES were seen in one of the large gardens off the Ashes lane Field as I walked home and one of the KESTREL pair was seen in the distance hunting over the Pub Field. As I passed the Greenhouse Grounds the flock of 20ish GOLDFINCH were flitting about the Alder trees there, along with a couple more Siskin, 4 PIED WAGTAILS were sitting along the apex of the Greenhouse Rooves, but I had no more time for further investigation.

I've still got a few garden bird photo's left to brighten the posts, hopefully some brighter weather will move in soon with the colder snap thats forecast for mid week.
STARLING, I found the remains of one when I arrived home this afternoon
A neat pile of feathers and a head was found, Mr Sparrowhawk had been in!
LONG TAILED TITS, they continue to visit daily


Marc Heath said...

I really admire how you day in day out see a lot of the common birds and get so much pleasure from them, I need to do this more often I think rather than moan if I don't find something good. Lovely Starling shots.

Warren Baker said...

I do love my birds Marc :-) Big, small, rare or common :-)

Bob Bushell said...

The Long-tailed Tit is one of my favourite, well done Warren.

Warren Baker said...

Bob, It's one of my favourite woodland species too :-)

Dean Stables said...

We`re in for some cold weather from tomorrow, Warren. Could possibly stir things up....for the better.

Warren Baker said...

Dean, I hope so mate :-)

Noushka said...

At lest the bad weather forces us to to pull pics out of out hats!
One subject I am publishing tomorrow too!
Great and sunny images, I love these birds!

Noushka said...

OK, this is where I left my comment! LOL!
Funny enough, I can never get close enough to starlings!! :(