Monday, 21 December 2015

A few brief sunny spells this morning were paid for by 11:00hrs, when it turned very wet and windy again.

Just a couple of hours were spent out on my patch, where the most noteworthy record was the sighting of no less than three CHIFFCHAFFS at the Greenhouse Grounds, incredible, maybe they have started to return to breed already Lol! A couple of LESSER REDPOLL and 4 YELLOWHAMMERS were also at the Greenhouse grounds, but few finches remain now that the supplementary feeding has stopped.

The KESTREL flew out over the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley, where there were a gathering of 3 Gull species, BLACK HEADED, HERRING and LESSER BLACK BACKED, but no Med Gull today.

Half a dozen MEADOW PIPITS flew up from the Ashes Lane Filed as I walked to the lakes, but there was nothing at all to see on the water today, except the MALLARDS and MOORHENS.

LONG TAILED TIT, COAL TIT, NUTHATCH, BULLFINCH, GOLDCREST and MISTLETHRUSH were the best of the woodland species seen today.

Up to 12 Lesser Redpoll are still using my garden feeders, the most common bird on them now  :-)  Here's the rest of yesterdays images I took at my garden feeding station............

Lesser Redpoll




Wilma said...

You caught them all with their mouths open! Nice to see the sunshine.

Warren Baker said...

Ha! I didn't realise that Wilma! LoL

Ken. said...

What a lovely bird to have feeding in your garden, and plenty of them.

Warren Baker said...

I'm thrilled to have them Ken :-)

Pete Woodruff said...

Just one pair of Greenfinch visit our garden ocassionally, but the Goldfinch pay many visits, sometimes up to 20 at a time and I'd love to know just how many individuals in a day visit the feeders to scoff the sunflower hearts like there's no tomorrow.

Warren Baker said...

scores of 'em I would say Pete!