This is an attempt to share some of the sightings of birds and various other wildlife that can be seen around the National Trust property here at Sissinghurst in Kent, plus some accounts of trips further afield.
Friday, 11 November 2011
I was still optimistic this morning, despite not being able to see much more than 50 yards through the mist!! You never know, things could have got lost in all that mist. In the end it was actually quite a struggle to find anything really which was reflected in the fact that out of 30 species noted, I saw only 12 of them! I foolishly carried the camera round for the whole hour and a bit but didn't take the lens cap off ,unsurprisingly. The birds I did see included one of a flock of LONG TAILED TITS, some nice views of a GOLDCREST in one of the hedges. There were a few more SISKIN about this morning, one of which I managed to see dive into the alders by the stream. Siskins outnumbered REDPOLLS for the first time for weeks as only 2 Redpolls were put on the list. The other bird I picked up more of today was TREECREEPER, I heard 5 different birds from various locations, nearly as many as in the spring. Other birds calling from somewhere or another were REDWING, FIELDFARE, PIED WAGTAIL, SKYLARK, BULLFINCH, YELLOWHAMMER, LINNET, to name a few, as well as more than one GREEN WOODPECKER that sounded as if it could have been laughing at the shadowy figure trying to look through binoculars into the mist :-)
Apologies, another archive pic.