Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Steady rain this morning slowly fizzled out by 10:00hrs, leaving a dull and cloudy morning, it did however brighten up around 13:00hrs.

Just a two hour patch visit in the rainy, but at least not windy conditions, didn't throw up any surprises, my visit to the lakes only producing a CORMORANT, a few MALLARDS and 10 Geese, of those, six were paired up CANADA GEESE, two were a paired up GREYLAG and Canada, the other two were the hybrid offspring of the latter, probably the ones that were bred here last year, I remember seeing the Greylag with the Canada Geese as they 'creched' all the goslings.

A SPARROWHAWK flew low over the Scrubby Woods, upsetting all the BLUE and GREAT TITS, who showed there displeasure by alarming angrily, NUTHATCH, COAL TIT, TREECREEPER, LONG TAILED TIT, and GOLDCREST were also seen there.

Only two FIELDFARES were on the Ashes Lane Fields, along with the overwintering dozen or so MEADOW PIPITS, I also saw a BUZZARD fly low across, eventually alighting in the Wet Woods.

Migrant Alley was again hosting the 4 Gull species, those being HERRING GULL, LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL, COMMON GULL and BLACK HEADED GULL. There was also a mixed flock of WOODPIGEON, STARLING, ROOK, JACKDAW and CARRION CROWS, some 300 birds I estimated, all sharing the sheep pasture with the Gulls.

Not much was around the Greenhouse Grounds today, just a few SISKINS and a GREY WAGTAIL that dropped in as I was leaving.

At least today I have a few 'blog brighteners'. I took these from my garden in the sunshine this afternoon.

Coal Tit

Blue Tit


I also took some more LESSER REDPOLL images, but i'll save them for another post!


Pete Woodruff said...

The two tits (sorry) 'blog brighteners' are excellent Warren.

Warren Baker said...

Thanks Pete,
It was good to feel the sunshine this afternoon :-)