Thursday, 5 November 2015

It was very dull, gloomy and overcast this morning, with spits of rain on the SW breeze, but it was remarkably warm for the time of year though. Heavier rain moved in for the afternoon.

I was out for a little over two hours, finding a couple more new species for the months list, one being a LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL (55) which was feeding on the paddocks at Migrant Alley, along with 5 HERRING GULLS and 53 BLACK HEADED GULLS.

The other species added to the November list was CANADA GOOSE (56), a skein of 19 flew over as I walked a circuit of Migrant Alley, where I also heard singles of YELLOWHAMMER, SISKIN and SKYLARK, plus a few FIELDFARE go over.

The female KESTREL was at the Greenhouse Grounds, but the Siskin and Goldfinch flock weren't seen in the Alders today, maybe they had been flushed earlier.

4 MEADOW PIPITS were in the pasture at the Ashes Lane Fields and a male Kestrel was seen over the Scrubby Woods, which had just a few GOLDCREST of note today, the adjacent lakes had only a Grey heron visiting.

Walking back home via the Small Holding I found a mixed feeding flock, consisting of at least 8 LONG TAILED TITS, 2 TREECREEPERS, 4 more Goldcrests, 2 NUTHATCH, a COAL TIT and a few each of BLUE and GREAT TIT, plus both GREEN and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS were seen nearby.

A typical November day.

No photo's today, the 'blog folder' has run dry again!

1 comment:

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Wet n windy could shuffle things around a bit Warren, might have to wait a few days. Never know could be another 'Brent Goose experience' just around the weather corner

Chin up


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