Saturday, 29 October 2016

This morning was gloomy, overcast and cloudy, with not a breath of wind.

I carried out the tenth and last full patch walk of the month, which was also the one hundredth full patch walk of the year, but there wasn't much to celebrate the event bird wise. The best on offer from the poor day list of just 39 species, were a pair of REED BUNTING at the Greenhouse Grounds, always a scarce bird here. The female KESTREL was also there, sitting up on one of the greenhouses, plus a dozen PIED WAGTAILS flitted around the place.

The sheep pasture and paddocks of Migrant Alley produced 20-30 MEADOW PIPITS of note, where a few SKYLARKS flew over, other species recorded only as flyovers this morning were SISKIN, BLACK HEADED GULL, HERRING GULL, COLLARED DOVE and FIELDFARE, without these, the day tally would have been just 33!

The best of what was recorded in the wooded areas of my patch were, NUTHATCH, GOLDCREST, COAL TIT, LONG TAILED TIT, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, GREEN WOODPECKER and BULLFINCH.

No chance with any photo's in the poor light, but I have a few images to brighten the post, these were taken yesterday, when I visited Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve.


Shoveler Duck


Gadwall


Canada Geese Touching Down


Wigeon


Teal

6 comments:

Marc Heath said...

Lovely lighting on those shots, especially the Shoveler. Another Brambling at Nethergong this morning was nice.

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Pete Woodruff said...

Four excellent wildfowl shots from Sevenoaks Warren, and well done with your 100th full patch walk of the year, like I've said before your dedication is endless.

Warren Baker said...

Cheers Pete,
20 more 'full patch visits'' left for the year!

Seumus Eaves said...

I haven't dropped by for a while Warren, so apologies for that! Absolutely cracking widlfowl shots! As Marc says lovely lighting on them!

Warren Baker said...

Thanks Seamus,
Glad you could come and visit Pittswood :-)