Saturday, 22 November 2014

Although the morning started dry, rain soon moved in, making for a dismally dark, depressing day. Very little was found in the poor conditions, with most of the activity being over at the Scrubby Woods, where GOLDCRESTS continue to be around in good numbers, also a couple of COAL TITS and a NUTHATCH were seen within a flock of LONG TAILED TITS. A SONGTHRUSH gave a bit of song, an early bit of practice for the coming spring  :-)

I only spent a short time around the Fields and Greenhouse Grounds, as the rain had turned heavier, unsurprisingly I didn't find that Lapwing for the months list, just flyovers from singles of YELLOWHAMMER, SKYLARK and MEADOW PIPIT were of any note, plus a flock of 40+ GOLDFINCHES and 8 CHAFFINCHES that had gathered on the gravel track of the Greenhouse Grounds, no doubt collecting grit.

.................just these images left to brighten the blog, taken in last weeks sunnier moments, things are looking bleaker now!




Pete Woodruff said...

Some lovely plumage detail in the images of the Starling which is as smart as any other species when they are portrayed as good as this Warren.

Ken. said...

The weather is certainly against you at the moment, tomorrow looks even worse, but you never know what might drop in. Many a bad weather day has delivered something unexpected..
Nice Starling pics.

Noushka said...

Hello Warren,
Gorgeous photos of the Starling!
How I envy you!
They never come in my garden :(
I hope for you and us that winter gets cold, dry and sunny so we can enjoy that kind of photography often!