In the Scrubby Woods I could just about hear COAL TIT and GOLDCREST singing over the wind, a couple of LONG TAILED TITS looked like they were prospecting for a nest site, and a GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER called and drummed.
|This Oak tree in the Scrubby woods was victim of the recent storms.|
Out on the Fields it was quite miserable in the wind and showers, but there was some interest, mainly on the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley where a group of mixed gulls were feeding I counted 13 HERRING GULLS, 18 BLACK HEADED GULLS and 6 LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS, a few single MEADOW PIPITS and SKYLARK were heard on the wind, and what was probably my first Yellowhammer of the month was also heard, but it was gone in a flash, blown along on the wind, so I couldn't be sure - one that got away ?
Later in the day there were a few brighter spells, and on seeing both LESSER REDPOLL and SISKIN at my garden feeders I of course tried to get some images of them, which proved difficult in the wind, I did get some shots, just a shame the redpoll always had a bill full of sunflower hearts :-)
I also took some shots of the other finch's, i'll post them later this week :-)
|This male Siskin was in full spring plumage, brilliant birds :-)|
|Another male Siskin|
|There was also a female Siskin coming in, but it only stayed briefly.|
|I took this image despite the feeder in view, as it might of been my only chance|
|It did return however, and gave me a few quick views|
|It kept getting chased off by a Nuthatch|
|But returned three or four times to fill up on sunflower hearts :-)|
|Lesser Redpoll, shame it's not the lovely rosy breasted male :-)|