I was meet by a guest at 09:00hrs, he was wanting to see and maybe photograph a LITTLE OWL, so it was to the most likely place that we headed, that being the Greenhouse Copse. We soon located a Little Owl sitting in a sunny spot, although it was a bit obscured, some photo's were obtained :-)
Before my guest arrived, I had already had look around part of the Greenhouse Grounds, where lots of activity was seen by the likes of BLACKBIRD, SONGTHRUSH, CHAFFINCH, GOLDFINCH, BULLFINCH, SISKIN, GOLDCREST, WREN, DUNNOCK, ROBIN, PIED WAGTAIL, MEADOW PIPIT, as well as the usual BLUE TITS, and GREAT TITS. I also noted a SPARROWHAWK go over, which was being tormented by a ROOK.
A walk over to and around the Lakes was had, where the 3 lakes provided plenty of MALLARDS and a few MOORHENS, a CORMORANT flew off the main lake as we arrived, but it was the small lake that gave me a new species for the year, when my old mate the feral BARNACLE GOOSE (60) was seen with four CANADA GEESE.
|Barnacle Goose, the 60th species for my patch this year|
We finished up back over at the Greenhouse Grounds, trying to get some photo's of the Meadow Pipits and Siskin there, then as we parted company both BUZZARD and KESTREL were seen up hunting in the blue sky ( Blue sky!!!)