Only the KINGFISHER and the COOTS were of any note on the lakes, but the surrounding Scrubby Woods and bankside cover had a good spread of regular species today, with GREAT SPOTTED and GREEN WOODPECKERS, BULLFINCH, SONGTHRUSH and JAY, all being seen, as well as a mixed feeding party of BLUE TIT, GREAT TIT, a couple of TREECREEPERS, 4 GOLDCRESTS and a COAL TIT.
There were 4 MEADOW PIPITS on the Ashes Lane Fields, over which a CORMORANT flew, eventually circling over the lakes area, where shortly after a mix of HERRING and BLACK HEADED GULLS around 50 strong were seen excitedly calling a rushing about the sky, the cause of all the fuss was a COMMON BUZZARD :-)
Just the male KESTREL was seen around the Greenhouse Grounds, where there were plenty of DUNNOCKS, ROBINS WRENS and CHAFFINCHES, but only a few BLACKBIRDS were seen, where are they all this year?
Out on the paddocks and sheep pasture of Migrant Alley there were a flock of at least 200 STARLINGS, but nothing else of much note, just the Corvids were with them.
This afternoon it was more sunshine and showers, so I took the opporunity of getting a few garden bird photo's, I'll use them over the coming posts :-)
Here's a few to kick off with.
Just look at the colours on this Blue Tit, they really are at their best this time of year, ive got a whole lot more of these to post!!