|There was a glimmer of light first thing this morning!!|
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Back on the Patch.
After a busy long weekend, I've had a couple of much quieter visits over the last 3 mornings back at the castle. Arriving at 7am, still almost dark and leaving at my usual time of 8am. With limited light there hasn't been lots going on. I've just barely managed to reach 30 species each morning and the camera has hung forlornly by my side for much of the visits!! The main feature so far this week has been what is to be expected this time of year, finches and thrushes, not massive numbers but a few of going over each morning. I haven't managed to catch up with the Tree Sparrow yet but hopefully will get a longer look round at some point over the weekend. Stephen and I have both recorded LITTLE EGRETS over the last couple of days, usually a few winter in the area. I had a RED LEGGED PARTRIDGE calling from the roof of the restaurant yesterday morning at first light. Two KESTRELS were hunting this morning before it was fully light and were just silhouettes in the dull grey skies. I'll try again tomorrow hoping maybe to pick up a Barn Owl as it gets light :-)