Saturday, 3 December 2016

A short patch walk yesterday, in overcast but warmer conditions, proved pretty poor, with much disturbance around , I just added MALLARD (40) and MEADOW PIPIT (41) to the December list, on the now thawed lakes and ashes Lane Fields respectively.

Today was sunnier again, with a slight frost, I under took the second full patch walk of the month, which yielded 41 species, 4 of those being new to the December list, first up was a CHIFFCHAFF (42) which was around the banks of the Main Lake, probably the same one that was seen on numerous visits in November, also a STOCK DOVE (43) sang from the Scrubby Woods, where all the regular woodland species were also seen, the best of those were as usual, the GOLDCREST, TREECREEPER, NUTHATCH, COAL TIT, LONG TAILED TIT, BULLFINCH, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, GREEN WOODPECKER, MISTLETHRUSH, SONGTHRUSH and more seasonal, a few SISKINS.

The other two species new for the month were both seen at the Greenhouse Grounds, where a GREY WAGTAIL (44) and 3 YELLOWHAMMERS (45) that were flushed up by the hunting female KESTREL, not much else to report though. Later in the afternoon a SPARROWHAWK (46) was seen at my garden feeders, the first attack of the month!

1 comment:

Marc Heath said...

Looks like your Chiffchaff may make it for new year for you. Just posted a few ropey Geese shots on the Nethergong blog. A good total today though seen there.