Friday, 11 November 2011

November 11th

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.
Purple Swamphen - Texas


Warren Baker said...

I'm gald you are confirming that there wan't much about Alan, as I missed a day today :-(

Mind you there are lots of goodies about on the coastal sites at the moment :-)

Ramón Suárez said...

Lástima de niebla porque había muchas especies para fotografiar. Bonito calamón. Regards!!

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Warren, there really wasn't anything happening. Unfortunately I don't think I'll make the coast this weekend.

Hi Ramon, thank you for your comment, I will start learning some spanish to help with my replies! :-)