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|