There was again much bird song as I left the house, with GREENFINCH, GOLDFINCH, CHAFFINCH, WREN, DUNNOCK, ROBIN, SKYLARK, MISTLETHRUSH, SONGTHRUSH, BLACKBIRD, STOCK DOVE, COLLARED DOVE, BLUE TIT, GREAT TIT and even a HOUSE SPARROW all heard as I headed along Ashes Lane, then across the Ashes lane Field and onto the lakes.
There wasn't much to be excited about on the lakes this morning, although I am happy to have the MUTE SWAN and COOT pair here :-) The only other birds on the water were 5 CANADA GEESE plus the MALLARDS and MOORHENS.
|I enticed the Swans over with some bread|
|I got some photo's, but the light wasn't great, resulting in grainy images :-(|
There were smaller numbers of REDWING and FIELDFARE on the fields today, but the KESTREL pair had returned after a couple of days away, they were seen sat in the rain, on the fence line at the Ashes lane Field as I made my way back across it.
|Female Kestrel in the rain, the male doesn't do photo sits!!|
At home this afternoon I noticed a pair of SISKIN at my garden feeders, so tried to get a photo of them, I was successful, but again the poor light, and frequent showers makes for very grainy images, I also took some other shots whilst waiting for the Siskin to arrive, always brightens the page up :-)