Wednesday, 18 December 2013

There was a short but enjoyable spell of sunshine this morning, when a only another brief patch visit was possible. Once again it was the Lakes, Scrubby Woods and Wet Woods that had most of my attention, however the lakes were not as busy as yesterday, the Mute Swans had gone, leaving 7 CANADA GEESE, 18 MALLARD, 8 MOORHEN, the KINGFISHER and a CORMORANT, still a good amount of activity for these water bodies.
Canada Goose
In the Scrubby Woods a search for a Woodcock was not fruitful, but a few of the regulars were seen, GOLDCREST, COAL TIT, BULLFINCH, NUTHATCH and TREECREEPER being the pick of those.

A wander along the sunnier edge of the Wet Woods had me stumbling upon the LONG TAILED TIT flock, which only had a few GREAT and BLUE TITS with it today, I did get a few photo's off of them though.
Long Tailed Tit
Long Tailed Tit
I ended my visit over at the Greenhouse Grounds, where a small flock of 20 or so SISKIN were feeding in the Alder Trees there, again I got a few photo's off, i'll save those for tomorrows post as the weather looks anti camera again :-) On the way out of the Greenhouse Grounds I came across the PHEASANT which sat on the fence line, not a very good image, I seem to have forgotten how to use my camera - it's been a while!
Hen Pheasant


Greenie said...

Warren ,
Well at least it's a real Goose today !
Good to see that sunshine .
Like the Titmice .

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Sunshine is good :-) None here today - didn't get out at all :-(

Mild tho - council cut the road verges's mid-December fGs - shouldn't happen!

Nice lotties



Warren Baker said...

Greenie, you're not casting doubt on the origins of ''Barnie'' are you!

Warren Baker said...

The sun didn't last long, its blowing a gale and chucking it down at the moment!

Marc Heath said...

Only a few days till the holiday!! Cant wait to get out for a few visits. One last push Warren for that last December goodie maybe.

Warren Baker said...

I'll take a different Duck species for the year, or maybe a Firecrest ;-)