Thursday, 3 February 2011

Feb. 3rd

The lightest morning so far and the birds seemed to be enjoying it as much as I was. I think someone had turned up the volume on the birdsong CD, there was plenty to listen to. The lake was busiest and it is where I spent most of my time. It wasn't busy on it but around it, Siskins were everywhere again, there were more Redpolls around today but I only managed to get good views of about 3 birds unfortunately none were Mealy. Probably the highlight was a Brambling calling as it flew over as there haven't been many around here this winter. A Sparrowhawk was over the wood again but didn't cause much panic in the smaller birds today. Five species of Tits were seen, Coal Tit being the one that is normally hardest to find. The ever present Treecreepers and Nuthatches were joined by a Goldcrest to add to the liveliness of the scene.

Raining Catkins!

A couple of Chaffinches deciding where to go next.
The walk back to the car park included a flyover Yellowhammer, lots of Chaffinches and a few each of Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Linnet. Pied Wagtail is starting be around more in the last few days, after being difficult to catch up with in previous weeks. Dad managed to see Little Egret this morning while he was out.


Greenie said...

Alan ,
You're not alone with the lack of Bramblings this winter .
I have only seen a couple of reports of anything like a flock being recorded .

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Greenie,

They have been tricky, I hope the hedge-laying goes well tomorrow.