Saturday, 26 March 2016

The sky was grey and overcast this morning, giving bouts of wetting drizzle that blew in on an increasingly strong SW wind.

In the poor conditions I didn't stay out long, just a couple of hours were spent out walking the paddocks and sheep pasture at Migrant Alley, ever hopeful of a spring migrant turning up. In the end none did, so it was back to looking through the 100 or so BLACK HEADED GULLS, where I found a few HERRING GULLS and 6 LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS among them.

There were also a couple of dozen FIELDFARE feeding on the sheep pasture, along with 6 REDWING and 2 MISTLETHRUSH. I heard at least 5 MEADOW PIPITS call as they flew over and a SKYLARK was up singing over the area. An even scarcer songster for my patch was also singing, a YELLOWHAMMER, it joined in with a LINNET that also sang cheerily from the Greenhouse Grounds, where the KESTREL pair were again seen.

The only other notable flyover seen this morning were 3 CANADA GEESE. image from yesterday, when spring seemed to have arrived!


Marc Heath said...

A bit different today and if the forecast is correct, 50mph winds are due Mon/Tue.The migrants will get blown back!!

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Think spring came yesterday and went away again today...brrr out there - and soaked!



Pete Woodruff said...

Nice Robin Warren, we have one resident in our garden and there about, we call him Bob, not very original but fits nicely, he's a delight and a brilliant little singer.

Warren Baker said...

I'm loosing the will to get out now guys :-(

Linda said...

Beautiful photo.