So over the weekend at Sissinghurst, Stephen did have a Cuckoo singing for about 15 mins before it flew off high south and he had about 10+ Buzzards. When I arrived this morning there were the usual mix of species round the car park, singing GOLDCREST, BLACKCAP, GREENFINCH, ROBIN and a couple of WRENS. I had good views of a male Blackcap briefly but only managed a photo of some foliage!
|At least these didn't fly off|
Once again there were LINNETS whizzing around everywhere it seemed, at least 4 YELLOWHAMMERS were seen this morning either flying over or singing from one of the many hedges. Two GOLDFINCHES fed near the shop and once down by the lake the GREYLAG numbers had risen to 8. A MARSH TIT called in the wood but remained unseen. Out in the fields there were two WHITETHROATS and the NIGHTINGALE sung. A MEADOW PIPIT flew north which seems to be the norm each morning at the moment, just as I thought there were no new migrants for me today a CUCKOO (88) sung as I reached the barn.
|These were pretty safe too!|