I did a full patch walk this morning, in which I recorded a good tally of 48 bird species, two of those were new for the November list, LAPWING (63), of which eleven flew over Bustard Hill and LITTLE EGRET (64) a single of which flew over the Small Holding area, these take this months bird species total to 64, the joint 6th best November tally of the fourteen recorded.
I took a snap shot of one of the Lapwings as it flew over :-)
Other flyovers, from CORMORANT, GREY HERON, FIELDFARE, REDWING, and a skein of 6 CANADA GEESE helped the day list greatly.
LONG TAILED TIT, COAL TIT, NUTHATCH, GOLDCREST, BULLFINCH, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, GREEN WOODPECKER, JAY and a singing MISTLETHRUSH were the best birds found in the Wet Woods and Scrubby Woods.
The lakes were poor again for birds, the water having just a few MALLARDS and MOORHENS as usual. A walk around the Pub Field and Ashes Lane Field gave me MEADOW PIPIT and SONGTHRUSH for the day list, as well as a BUZZARD that flew into the Wet Woods.
Migrant Alley was hosting the BLACK HEADED GULL flock again, around 60 were seen today, they were joined at times by a few HERRING GULLS, but apart from a small number of STARLINGS and the crowd of mixed Corvids, nothing else was seen out on the sheep pasture and paddocks.
The busiest habitat once again was the Greenhouse Grounds, were the mixed feeding flock of LESSER REDPOLL, SISKIN, CHAFFINCH, GREENFINCH and LINNET were added to the days list, along with the likes of BLACKBIRD, ROBIN, DUNNOCK, PIED WAGTAIL, GREY WAGTAIL, WREN, KESTREL, GREAT TIT, BLUE TIT and PHEASANT.
I took quite a few images today, mostly of the of Lesser Redpolls, so I've got something to put into the blog folder for future blog posts! Here's a few photo's of the Redpolls and Siskins, in the first red glow of sunrise........
The Siskin looked nice in the first light too