View of the Autumnal leaves across Migrant Alley
It remained dry and virtually windless, so I undertook a full patch walk, finding 43 species in the 4 and a half hour visit, which is just about average. Nothing new for the months list was found, but most every bird species that lives on my patch was, apart from a Stock Dove and the Owl species.
Highlights of the day were not very 'high' the SISKIN / GOLDFINCH / LESSER REDPOLL flock were again at the Greenhouse Grounds, the female KESTREL looking after them all :-) A BUZZARD was on one of the fence rails at Migrant Alley and 2 more were seen soaring over the area later in the walk.
A YELLOWHAMMER flew over the sheep pasture, plus 4 PHEASANTS were a peak count for the month, they were seen in the above paddock with the horse in. A few MEADOW PIPITS were on the Ashes Lane Fields, which were overflown by REDWING and SKYLARK in small flocks of half a dozen or so.
Nothing of note was found on the lakes, I have hopes of a Coot turning up before the end of the month though!
As I said, most of the regular and semi regular species were found during the visit, I just need something a bit different to shake things up a bit here ;-)
Blog brighteners from my garden again...................
Greenfinch yesterday, CHAFFINCH today :-)