Monday, 25 November 2013

There was a bit of sunshine this morning and a slight frost, but I only had 90 minutes out to enjoy it, spending the large majority of that time over at the Lakes and Scrubby Woods.

The Mute Swans that I had seen fly off yesterday had not returned this morning, leaving only the KINGFISHER, 4 CANADA GEESE, 8 MALLARDS and a scattering of MOORHENS to be seen on the water.

I found the likes of TREECREEPER, GOLDCREST and NUTHATCH in the Scrubby Woods, and spent a while trying to get near enough for a photo of the Treecreeper as it flitted from tree to tree, but it was just too clever for me today  :-)  SISKIN and LESSER REDPOLL were heard going over as I chased the Treecreeper, plus BULLFINCH and COAL TIT called from further in the wood.

A brisk walk over to the Greenhouse Grounds warmed me up, and on the way I saw the male KESTREL up hunting, plus a LESSER BLACK BACK GULL flew over. Alas little was seen around the Greenhouse Grounds, as once again the work crew there were burning off the stack of redundant timber, all I recorded of note was a couple of flyover SKYLARK, and a group of 4 FIELDFARE that also went over without stopping.

Hopefully tomorrow I can get out for a bit longer, and a bit earlier!

More photo's from my garden feeding station, where this afternoon the SPARROWHAWK took a GOLDFINCH :-(  It really has got the garden pinned down at the moment, unfortunately.
Great Tit


Alan Pavey said...

It's supposed to be nice tomorrow Warren, so good luck.

Warren Baker said...

Thanks Alan :-)