The birding this morning started with a lone REDPOLL circling overhead a couple of times and before too long a flock of about 30 birds was found in a Silver Birch near the restaurant kitchen. These were joined by a few GOLDFINCHES and SISKIN.
|Still hoping for a better Redpoll pic.|
I checked out the Lodge field, which was ploughed yesterday when it held around 160 HERRING GULLS and single figures of BLACK HEADED and LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS, this morning though it only held 2 Herring Gulls. There was 1 CHIFFCHAFF in the hedge below the veg garden and a couple of REDWING went over as I walked the hedge towards the stream. I headed to the lake and added GOLDCREST and MISTLE THRUSH, as well as GREY HERON.
The little bit of the wood I went through was quiet but on the way back up to the car via Park Field there was again a good flock of at least 8 BULLFINCH and a dozen or so LONG TAILED TITS.
Below are a couple of random pics I took yesterday.......