Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Overnight rain persisted into the early morning, making it miserable, but at around 09:00hrs it cleared, allowing me a later than normal patch walk.

I was eager to get over to the fields at Migrant Alley to see if the rain had grounded anything interesting, but no luck, just the 100+ BLACK HEADED GULLS with a couple of COMMON GULLS were of any note, shortly after I arrived the place was heavily disturbed again, so sadly I didn't hang about. I checked the Greenhouse Copse as I left, finding both the LITTLE OWL pair at roost, then walking through the Greenhouse Grounds I saw the KESTREL pair sitting together, better still, I happened to look up ( always a good thing at this time of year!) to see a LITTLE EGRET fly over  :-)

I headed over to the lakes, where the White Goose was with its CANADA GOOSE partner, another 23 Canada Geese were also present, as well as a GREYLAG GOOSE and a CORMORANT, but no other visitors had joined the resident MUTE SWANS, COOTS, MALLARDS and MOORHENS.

I took a few snaps of the White Goose, it maybe a feral farmyard thingy, but it looks nice!

The White Goose has paired up with this Canada Goose

I walked the Scrubby Woods and Wet Woods, in the hope of finding a Siskin or Redpoll for the March list, but there are just none about this year. I found a dozen or so REDWING, plus the usual LONG TAILED TITS, COAL TITS, GOLDCREST, BULLFINCH, TREECREEPER, NUTHATCH, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, GREEN WOODPECKER, JAY and STOCK DOVE easily enough though.

I went back over to the fields and paddocks of Migrant Alley again, hoping it had quietened down, but there was still a bit of disturbance there, so I just watched the sky for a while, this wasn't too productive, but I did see YELLOWHAMMER, MEADOW PIPIT, LINNET, COMMON BUZZARD and LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL go over.

1 comment:

Pete Woodruff said...

Rain persisted making it miserable. Like you said Warren soooo sloooow....come on spring!