Thursday, 10 November 2016

It was overcast and windless this morning, with a light shower or two moving through.

I had a full patch walk today, during which the four hour visit yielded 41 species, eight more than the last full patch walk, but still a bit on the low side for a November visit.

Just one new species was added to the months list when a PHEASANT (54) was seen along High House Lane, that just about completes the regularly recorded species for November, just the Owls to be found now, trying to get anymore will be hard going, hopefully though, I'll get a new Duck species on the lakes at some point this month, today though there were just MALLARDS and MOORHENS, plus a KINGFISHER.

FIELDFARE, REDWING, MEADOW PIPIT, SKYLARK, MISTLETHRUSH, HERRING GULL, BLACK HEADED GULL and CORMORANT were the most noteworthy flyovers today. The Scrubby Woods, as ever, held the majority of the woodland species seen this morning, LONG TAILED TIT, BULLFINCH, GOLDCREST, NUTHATCH, TREECREEPER, STOCK DOVE, JAY, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER and GREEN WOODPECKER being the pick of those.

The only raptors seen were the KESTREL pair, they sat together on one of the Greenhouses, where they watched a few PIED WAGTAILS flitting about. A small mixed flock of 15 - 20 SISKIN and GOLDFINCH were feeding in the line of Alder trees nearby.

1 comment:

Ken. said...

It is a pity that your full walk wasn't more productive.Glad you got a Pheasant which was a new one for your months list, still you always have a lot of lovley passerines on your patch.