Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The forecast sunshine for this morning never materialised until after my full patch walk, which was undertaken in wet, drizzly and windy conditions!

In such weather, the mornings species count was just a measly 36, with nothing much of note at all, certainly nothing for the month or year list  :-(

The best on offer was the COMMON BUZZARD seen in the arable field adjacent to High House Lane, a favoured hunting place for it, there was also half a dozen SKYLARKS out there. The KESTREL pair at the Greenhouse Grounds are always a joy to watch, but the GREY WAGTAIL that was there wasn't too keen on them  :-)

The LONG TAILED TIT flock was back over at the Scrubby Woods, 4 GOLDCRESTS were with them, but nothing was seen of the scarcer woodland birds today. The lakes continue to disappoint, nothing but the usual MUTE SWAN, COOT pair plus a few MALLARDS and MOORHENS were there.

Flyovers from a single YELLOWHAMMER and and two FIELDFARE were the best of what my short skywatch produced.

Later in the morning, I made a visit to Sevenoaks wildfowl reserve, I decided to have a go at getting some photo's of the White Ibis that is residing there..........well everyone else has!

I arrived as the sun was just appearing, but the Ibis was feeding in the shade most of the time, but occasionally it wandered into a brighter spot. I took 188 photo's of it and saved 17, so here's a few of the 17  :-)

White Ibis (Imm.)


Marc Heath said...

The best shots iv'e seen so far of Mr 'Plastic Fantastic'. Its a bird so it just about counts. Looks like it was coming to you for some food!!

Warren Baker said...

Thought i'd get some images of it ;-) It was feeding avidly about 30m from me, but I had nothing for it!

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

White Ibis! That's dodgier than the Canadas I twitched today. Nice bird though, seen real thing in Florida:-)

Have a great Christmas