I undertook another full patch walk today, recording 44 species during the 4 and a half hour visit, which was 4 less than yesterday, however I found 4 species that weren't on yesterdays list, those being a TREECREEPER, seen in the Wet Woods, a CHIFFCHAFF that was in the Ashes Lane Fields, (probably the one seen there on the 20th), a YELLOWHAMMER that was with the mixed feeding flock of SISKIN, LESSER REDPOLL, GREENFINCH, GOLDFINCH and CHAFFINCH at the Greenhouse Grounds, and last but by no means least a COOT (65), yes! At last something has turned up on the lakes! This is the first Coot recorded on the lakes since April :-) There was also a GREY HERON visiting.
Other highlights included the two raptor species of KESTREL and BUZZARD, plus a GREY WAGTAIL, a couple of MEADOW PIPITS, flyovers from FIELDFARE and SKYLARK, and a singing MISTLETHRUSH.
I took a few images this morning, again, the Redpolls featured, I even had five in my garden this morning, providing me with yet more images for future posts! It's proving a good year for Redpolls :-)
They have begun to find the sunflower hearts that I put out at the Greenhouse Grounds
They allowed quite a close approach, not minding me as they scoffed !
Not sure how long I can afford to keep the feeding up though!
This Meadow Pipit was at the Greenhouse Grounds too, having a good scratch!
The cocky Sprawk turned up as I photographed the Redpolls at my garden feeders, not what I wanted :-(