Saturday, 27 December 2014

This morning was cold and grey, with a blustery North wind blowing spits of rain into my face, not a very pleasant day to be out!

In those conditions little was seen of much note, so my walk was more about getting some fresh air and exercise after all the boxing junk I had eaten!

I did see some odds and sods about the patch though, a pair of BULLFINCH were seen along Ashes Lane, and a pair of GREY WAGTAILS were feeding around one of the pools of water in the Wet Woods, an unusual place to find this species.

TREECREEPER, GOLDCREST, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER and JAY were the only scarcer woodland species seen in the Wet Woods this morning, while on the lakes nothing new had joined the immature MUTE SWAN, COOT pair, MALLARDS and MOORHENS that have been present throughout the month here.

The male KESTREL was at the Greenhouse Grounds, and the LITTLE OWL was at its roost in the Greenhouse Copse, a flock of 18 FIELDFARE and 2 REDWING flew over Migrant Alley, where the STARLING flock of around 250 birds were feeding on the sheep pasture, along with 100+ BLACK HEADED GULLS,, 22 HERRING GULLS, 4 COMMON GULLS, plus the 50+ strong ROOK flock.

Not the most productive of visits, but the weather wasn't very conducive for birding, tomorrow looks like a better day weatherwise, so hopefully something new for the months list will turn up, and I might be able to get some photo's, as the 'blog photo folder' is now empty  :-(

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