Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Today was a total washout, the rain moved in just before 08:00hrs accompanied by a gusty wind, so my walk was abandoned after little over an hour. Nothing of real note was seen in that time, the hundred or so GREYLAG and CANADA GEESE were enjoying the wet conditions on the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley, and two of the KESTREL young sat out in the rain on top of the Greenhouses, the surrounding habitat of which had CHIFFCHAFF,  BLACKCAP and the WHITETHROAT family skulking around in the brambles.

I did try and get out later in the morning, but got soaked by not only the rain, but also the dripping vegetation, a hasty return home was had!

Frequent checks of the garden feeders were had whilst at home, the most noteworthy species coming in was a male BULLFINCH, but it was too dark to get the camera out. NUTHATCH, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, JACKDAW, CARRION CROW and WREN were the best of the other visitors, but it was also interesting to see a good number of CHAFFINCH, mostly immature birds, at least 13 were present, a good number for my garden  :-)

The morning looks wet again tomorrow for the last visit of the month, but hopefully i will get out at some point, and hopefully add something to the July list  :-)

Photo's today are from my garden feeders, taken when the weather was more summer like!
COLLARED DOVE, a peak count of 6 were at the feeders today
STARLING, peak count of 4 today
STARLING, Immature
WOODPIGEON, peak count of two

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