With such a short visit there wasn't much recorded, I watched the male and female KESTREL up hunting around the Greenhouse Grounds, the female caught a small rodent and stashed it away for a later meal. It was good to see a PEREGRINE once again, what looked to be a female bird flew over the Ashes lane Field as I headed for the lakes.
At the lakes, yesterdays 4 GOOSANDER were seen again, they were with a CORMORANT and a few MALLARDS. The COOT pair also remain, as do the MUTE SWANS plus the KINGFISHER, the MOORHENS were the only other birds on the water.
Squelching my way back home, I noted at least 30 HERRING GULLS fly over, I scanned them as they went, hoping to add Common Gull to the year list, there wasn't one among them though. Looks like there may be a short window of dry weather early tomorrow morning, before yet more rain and wind move in, hopefully I can use it to get a decent amount of time out for the last day of the month.
I spent some time watching my garden feeders this afternoon, and was pleased to see not only a LESSER REDPOLL among the 17 species I recorded, but also the first SISKIN of 2014 to come into my garden, the 25th species to do so this year, at least my garden list is still ticking over !
|Garden Siskin ( photo from last year, I'm getting desperate for photo's now!!)|
|Sunny spell..............and rain ;-(|