The moderate SW wind didn't make it easy to hear the calls of many of the woodland species, but I got lucky, as the LONG TAILED TIT flock, of some dozen birds, crossed my path whilst I was at the Scrubby Woods, with them were a couple of GOLDCRESTS. A pair of BULLFINCH were seen feeding on old Blackberry seeds, brightening up the scene somewhat.
There was nothing new to note on the lakes, so I made my way to the Greenhouse Grounds and Migrant Alley, stopping at the Ashes Lane Field on the way, where as yesterday, a COMMON BUZZARD flew up from the grassland, spooking the dozen MEADOW PIPITS that were sheltering there.
The Greenhouse Grounds were extremely quiet, just a few WRENS, DUNOCKS, ROBINS, PIED WAGTAILS, BLACKBIRDS and a pair of PHEASANTS were seen, not even the Kestrel pair were here today! The LITTLE OWL was seen from a distance sitting in its usual tree at the Greenhouse Copse, then scanning the sheep pasture and paddocks of Migrant Alley, I did at least see hundreds of birds, those being 100+ BLACK HEADED GULLS, 150 + STARLINGS plus a mix of ROOKS and JACKDAWS, of which there were at least a 150 of too :-)
There's been nothing much at my garden feeders this afternoon either! As I write this the SPARROWHAWK is munching its way through a Blackbird that it has just caught, him and the mild weather doesn't make for a busy garden feeding station!
Looking through my 'blog photo' folder, I see its getting glow on images again, here's a few Coot pictures I took last week :-)
Its always good to see a Coot on the Lakes!