Wednesday, 23 March 2011

March 23rd

After yesterdays excitement, I was eager to get to the patch again this morning, I met Steve Broyd and we went through the moth traps, there were reasonable numbers, considering Steve had scraped ice off his windscreen this morning!! Nothing new but 91 Small Quakers were counted between the two traps. While we were checking, a raptor called and both of thought possibly Red Kite but the bird didn't come into view and only called twice, also as we walked between the traps Mandarin were heard a little way away. One Herring Gull went over and a few Siskins were heard, I made a quick visit to the lake, 6 Greylags were there and the 2 Mandarin flew in. Walking across the fields, I could hear Skylarks, Yellowhammers, Song Thrushes, Linnets and Chaffinches just to name a few, there were Woodpeckers drumming as well Long Tailed Tits and Goldcrests in the hedge, overall it was just really pleasant taking it all in. The 3 Jays that seem to have been hanging around together recently, then flew along the hedge and stopped briefly but too far away for a photo. Back at the car 15 Fieldfares flew south?
Not many opportunities today, as it was mainly misty until just before I went to work!!


Greenie said...

Alan ,
I agree entirely , it was a great day for enjoying everything that was around , in some welcomed sunshine .

ShySongbird said...

It sounded like a very nice walk again Alan. The weather was lovely here yesterday and it is again today. I'm sure the wildlife are appreciating it as much as we are :)

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Greenie, I could get used it, shame work gets in the way sometimes but I'm sure I'd soon moan if I had no money! :-)

Hi ShySongbird, it was great to be out, I'm glad we are both getting some nice weather and as you say the wildlife will surely be liking it to. :-)