Monday, 9 March 2015

The early morning sunshine soon disappeared under a veil of grey cloud, leaving a much cooler day than the previous two, especially out in the wind.

My full patch walk today ended with a very average total of 43 species being found, the only real highlight was finding that the 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULLS were back with the 100 or so BLACK HEADED GULLS out on the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley, there were also 2 COMMON GULLS with them.

Winter thrushes were very much in evidence around my patch today, the largest congregation was of a mixed flock of around 40 each of FIELDFARE and REDWING that were on the Ashes Lane Fields, they fed with 100+ STARLINGS and 2 MISTLE THRUSHES.

The only raptor seen today was the KESTREL pair at the Greenhouse Grounds, whilst over at the lakes just a visit from a GREY HERON,  8 CANADA GEESE and the white farmyard Goose was the only change from yesterday. Most of the scarcer woodland species showed up, except for Nuthatch and Bullfinch, and the only noteworthy flyovers today were of 1 YELLOWHAMMER, 1 PIED WAGTAIL and 2 SKYLARK.

Nothing for the camera today, and the 'blog photo folder' has run dry  :-(


Marc Heath said...

That folder will be brimming soon....... hopefully. Nice the Meds are hanging around.

Warren Baker said...

Yes, Butterflies, birds and dragons!!