Thursday, 23 January 2014

Fog again  :-(
The sun tried, but failed to break through
The fog this morning prevented much from being seen, and once it did clear I had just an hour before heavy rain fell, much later in the day it dried out and some sunny spells were had, but all too late  :-(

In the poor conditions just 38 species were found, nothing really of note, the MUTE SWAN pair and the COOT were on the ornamental lake, but nothing else apart from MALLARD and MOORHEN were on the other two lakes.

The odd winter thrush moved through the area, with two FIELDFARE and a single REDWING being found, also of note was the SPARROWHAWK and the KESTREL seen out hunting, and the LITTLE OWL was in its usual tree over at the Greenhouse Copse. Ten MEADOW PIPITS were a good find for here, they were seen on the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley, where I also saw a flock of 68 BLACK HEADED GULLS with just 2 HERRING GULLS, despite much scanning I couldn't find a Mediterranean or Common Gull amongst them.

Very little else changing here at the moment, although as I scanned the sky from my study window as the sun set, ever hopeful over a flyover Grey heron, I did see at least 8 LINNET wheeling around the Small Holding area, they must have a roost somewhere on my patch, need to find that!

Apart from the fog photo's, I failed to get anything else, apart from this distant fox, which dashed past me as i was crossing the Ashes lane field.
Fox on the run!

1 comment:

Pete Woodruff said...

This weather can grind you down if you let it can me anyway.

Like the Fox pic, thankfully not chased by the Guardians Of The Countryside.