Saturday, 14 March 2015

This morning was mostly grey and overcast, with a cold wind, which was especially noticeable out on the sheep pasture and paddocks of Migrant Alley, where I started my walk, getting there early to avoid the lambing day event that will turn the place into a car park.

The BLACK HEADED GULLS had started to stream in, around 100 were present as I left, but little else was seen apart from the LITTLE OWL in the nearby Greenhouse Copse and a flyover BUZZARD.

It was a bit of a relief to get out of the cold wind and get into the woods, where most of the expected species were found, GOLDCREST, LONG TAILED TIT and TREECREEPER were seen in the Wet Woods, while the Scrubby Woods had GREEN and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS, BULLFINCH, COAL TIT and NUTHATCH, more of note was the flock of at least 50 REDWING that were amongst the leaf litter.

Once again the lakes gave nothing exciting, 11 CANADA GEESE visited, bring the white farmyard goose with them, but apart from that it was down to the usual COOT pair, MUTE SWAN pair, MALLARD and MOORHENS to entertain.

On the way back from my short visit, I saw a pair of MISTLETHRUSH and a lone FIELDFARE in the Small Holding.....spring looks to be on hold, at least for this weekend!

Images are still coming courtesy of my garden, but even here it's down to the regular finches!



Chaffinch female


Greenfinch male


Marc Heath said...

Some nice detailed shots today in nice light by the looks of it.

Warren Baker said...

Got a bit of late sunshine this afternoon. I think I was too close to the finches, I found there to be no depth of field at all - something to brighten the blog though!

Wilma said...

Your regulars are pretty nice ...

Warren Baker said...

Wilma, I wouldn't be without them :-)