Monday, 16 March 2015

Another very grey, damp and cool day, with just the odd brighter spell around midday made for a rather subdued patch visit, although there was at least slightly more to be seen than yesterday.

A flock of around 50 FIELDFARE was seen seen out on the bean crop at High House Lane, I could only count 9 REDWING with them though, plus a couple of SKYLARK. A walk around Migrant Alley found no migrants, but the regular BLACK HEADED GULL flock were there, the 80-100 of those being joined today by 2 COMMON GULLS plus a flock of mixed Corvids and 100 or so WOODPIGEON. The nearby Greenhouse Copse had a LITTLE OWL present today and a pair of BUZZARDS also flew out from it.The KESTREL pair were both at the Greenhouse Grounds today.

A 50 minute sky watch was had, producing GREY HERON, MEADOW PIPIT, YELLOWHAMMER, PIED WAGTAIL, HERRING GULL and LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL, plus two LINNETS that dropped in to the battered hedgerow.

Over in the Woods things were a bit quiet, no Chiffchaff, or Treecreeper, but LONG TAILED TITS, COAL TITS, GOLDCRESTS, NUTHATCH and BULLFINCHES were seen. The lakes were almost deserted, just a pair of CANADA GEESE prospecting a nest site, plus the pairs of MUTE SWAN and COOT, as well as half a dozen MALLARD and a few MOORHEN were found.

Hopefully spring will resume at some point this week!


Marc Heath said...

Iv'e not been birding for a while but there seems to have been some migration with Black Redstarts arriving at Reculver today. Get checking those fence posts.

Phil said...

A tad quiet all round still Warren, but it's all in front of us, which is how I like it!

Warren Baker said...

I am mate, I am!

Warren Baker said...

Yep, it's all to look forward too :-)