I did at least get a couple of hours out on patch, but it was a rather disappointing, with little of note being seen. On the lakes just 2 CANADA GEESE were visiting the resident COOT and MUTE SWAN pairs and around the Wet Woods and Scrubby Woods only GOLDCREST and BULLFINCH were found of the scarcer woodland species.
A pair of BUZZARDS interacted over the Ashes Lane Fields and at the Greenhouse Grounds the KESTREL pair sat together on the poly tunnel framework, the drainage ditch there was been visited by a pair of MALLARD, such are the high water levels now. One of the LITTLE OWLS were seen in the usual roost tree at the Greenhouse Copse, where a pair of LONG TAILED TITS and another Goldcrest were found.
Out on the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley, there were 66 BLACK HEADED GULLS with a lone COMMON GULL, but the massed FIELDFARE and REDWING flock seen yesterday had dwindled to just 16 and 4 birds respectively.
A short sky watch under an ever darkening sky only produced 2 HERRING GULLS, a GREY HERON, a MEADOW PIPIT, 2 YELLOWHAMMERS, a SPARROWHAWK, plus the local corvids and WOODPIGEONS.
Not a day for the camera, but here's a few images taken earlier in the week..............
House Sparrow. This was seen along High House Lane on Sunday
Long Tailed tit from my garden
GREENFINCH, another garden visitor