This is an attempt to share some of the sightings of birds and various other wildlife that can be seen around the National Trust property here at Sissinghurst in Kent, plus some accounts of trips further afield.
Saturday, 12 February 2011
TTV and patch
It was still a little drizzly when I started my last TTV, just along the road at Knoxbridge on the way to Staplehurst, the November visit had been very productive, probably the highlight today for me was a flock of 20 Pied Wagtails, there was a good selection of species in general good numbers of Starling, Fieldfare, Redwing and a large flock of Black Headed Gulls, there were 4 Yellowhammers with 2 Reed Buntings and a flock 4 Siskin flew over. The total for the TTV this morning was 43 species.
One of four Yellowhammers
Back at the patch for a quick look round and the Fieldfares were numerous this morning, there were also 9 Blackbirds all taking up various positions along one of the thick hedges. A flock of 4 Goldfinches were around the veg garden. Down at the lake a Kestrel was perched in an Oak and a few Long Tailed Tits and Treecreepers were in some Willows. I finally tracked down a small flock of Redpolls which turned out to be all Lessers but there is still time to find the elusive Mealy.
A splash of colour
Just a spalsh!
Overall it felt as though it was a quiet day today, I did add Yellowhammer, Marsh Tit, Bullfinch and Skylark before I made my way home, I'll try again tomorrow all being well.