The bird walk was a much more sedate affair than yesterday and started with a flyover BRAMBLING. The car park was back to it's busy best with REDPOLL, REDWING, FIELDFARE, BULLFINCH, GOLDFINCH, GREENFINCH, GREAT TIT, BLUE TIT, GOLDCREST and LONG TAILED TIT all recorded plus several BLACKBIRDS, SONG THRUSHES and ROBINS. The Song Thrushes giving a few short bursts of song every now and then.
|Redwing with obligatory branch infront!!! :-)|
Across the valley the corvid flock had grown again with JACKDAWS and ROOKS in the ascendancy, 2 LINNETS flew over head and a couple SKYLARKS and YELLOWHAMMERS made themselves known. A KINGFISHER was again heard by the moat and later, seen briefly on a perch where I keep meaning to settle myself by, to try and get some pictures. A NUTHATCH was particularly noisy as it flew towards the gardens and another single SISKIN was recorded. GREEN and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER were added as I walked from the wood back to car park, which leaves a couple of raucous JAYS that headed into the wood and a flyover PIED WAGTAIL and single BLACK HEADED GULL, before it was time to go.
|Another taste of Autumn|