Thursday, 26 March 2015

Rain for most of the morning prevented any patch visit of any great length, just a walk round Migrant Alley and a quick scan of the lakes was had.

Although no migrants had come in with the rain, there were 5 species of Gull at Migrant Alley, those being the 150+ BLACK HEADED GULLS, 5 HERRING GULLS, singles of COMMON GULL and LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS, plus best of all 3 MEDITERRANEAN GULLS.

The usual check of the Greenhouse Copse for the LITTLE OWL was had, just one was home today, similarly a check of the Greenhouse Grounds for the KESTREL pair was made, where the male only was seen. Two YELLOWHAMMERS flew over whilst I was there, plus a SPARROWHAWK flew through, fast and low.

My check of the lakes was disappointing, the only irregular visitor there today was a CORMORANT, one pair each of the more common visitors of GREYLAG GOOSE and CANADA GOOSE were also seen, other than that it was the usual quartet of MUTE SWAN, MALLARD, MOORHEN and COOT.

A CHIFFCHAFF was brave enough to sing from the Scrubby Woods, but little else did in the heavy drizzle  :-(

Late in the afternoon the sun put in an appearance, allowing me to grab at least a few garden bird images to brighten the blog up.

Here's the male GREENFINCH in it's spring colours  :-)


Pete Woodruff said...

Well at least the Greenfinch is looking his best Warren, still as far away as ever from spring, but....there's a good time coming.

By the way, any idea why this text thing to prove we're not robots has cropped up from.

Derek Faulkner said...

I'm also seeing this robot thing on several blogs now, is it some new craze, could robots sue for discrimination.

Warren Baker said...

Pete, Derek,
Dont know what this ''robot'' thing is about, I just ignore it!!

Pete Woodruff said...

Just testing this to see if I can post a comment without 'proving I'm not a robot'.

I you see this, then I obviously can.

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

That greenfinch is a real Bobby Dazzler!



Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

PS I didn't click the robot thing and you ca nsee my comment - does that make me one?