A rather low tally of 37 species was found, the MUTE SWAN pair and the KINGFISHER remain at the Ornamental Lake, hopefully they will remain over winter, six MALLARD and 4 MOORHEN were with them, the other two Lakes had just 4 Mallard between them.
|View over the Main Lake, empty as is usually the case!|
A lone CORMORANT flew over as I crossed the Ashes lane Field to get to the Greenhouse Grounds and Migrant Alley, the LITTLE OWL was again observed in the old shack, but it was very hard going to find much more of note, a few SKYLARKS called as they went over, BLACK HEADED and HERRING GULLS were moving from paddock to pasture, and a SPARROWHAWK whizzed past. I counted 19 REDWING flying through, not stopping, as there are no berries on the hedges here, even as I watched the Redwings I could here the hedgerow along ashes Lane being smashed to bits by the tractors flail.
For the first time this month there was no sign of the Kestrel pair, I suspect they are just off patch hunting. The months list has stalled a bit now, but the likes of Yellowhammer, Common Gull or Lapwing might still turn up yet, more likely just flying over, but still welcome additions none-the-less ;-)
Not too much for the camera today these Fly Agaric Toadstools looked interesting on the floor of the Wet Woods
|Unusual to see them in such good condition|
|Normally they are eaten before they even open out fully|
|There were two COAL TITS at my garden feeders when I got home|
|Also, no less than 3 NUTHATCH were taking the sunflower hearts|
|So its no wonder I couldn't find these two species over in the scrubby Woods!|