Friday, 15 November 2013

Variable amounts of cloud blew over on a cool NW breeze this morning, when the two and a half hour patch visits produced only 37 species, the third visit on the trot that less than 40 species has been recorded, the numbers of birds were low too, with the only species seen in any numbers were the ROOKS and JACKDAWS on the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley.

Most of what was recorded this morning appeared in the Scrubby Woods, Wet Woods and Small Holding, the best of which were a couple of LESSER REDPOLL with 4 SISKIN, plus 4 BULLFINCH at the Scrubby Woods, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, TREECREEPER and GOLDCREST in the Wet Woods, while the Small Holding had a couple of GREEN WOODPECKERS, a JAY and 4 fly through REDWING.

The MUTE SWANS are happily residing on the Ornamental Lake, but for the first time this month the Kingfisher wasn't seen there.

A SPARROWHAWK was up hunting over the Ashes Lane Field, and the KESTREL pair were back on patch, hunting over the Pub Field, where just a single SKYLARK was heard as it flew over, apart from that it's all a bit subdued out there !

Numerous species were seen in my garden this afternoon that weren't found this morning, NUTHATCH, LONG TAILED TIT, GREENFINCH, and COAL TIT all came to the feeders, maybe I should be looking a bit harder out there  :-)

Here's few of the garden regulars to brighten the post  ;-)
Great Tit


Marc Heath said...

I'm hardly birding at all at the moment, bloody work and dark evenings. It's just not fair!!!!!

Warren Baker said...

I dont think you're missing too much Marc - apart from some nice light for photo's :-)

Ken. said...

Nice photo's of Great and Blue Tits, not forgetting the Greenfinch.
Skylarks remind me of warm summer days, seems wrong to see/hear them at this time of year.

Jason K said...

I started getting small numbers of Siskin on my patch this week Warren.

P.s. Love your header photo mate