Wednesday, 16 November 2011

November 16th

Visibility this morning was much better, a few hundred yards at least. The bird list grew accordingly to almost 40 species for the hour long visit. Once again REDPOLLS were the most common finch and a were heard throughout the hour, with a flock of 19 being seen by the barn. 10 PIED WAGTAILS were on the newly sown Lodge Field, as were 100's of corvids and 14 BLACK HEADED GULLS plus a few REED BUNTING and CHAFFINCH scattered around the edges.
A few corvids

On my way down to Lodge Field I checked on work that started yesterday on a new pond, the hole was already sizable, it'll be interesting to watch it's progress over the coming weeks.
Start of new pond!!

 GOLDCRESTS were again evident from several of the hedges as I wandered round and the one of the stubble fields had 22 SKYLARK, 12 LINNET and 8 MEADOW PIPITS that all took to the air as I made my way around the edge of the field. Back at the car park NUTHATCH and TREECREEPER were calling the the overflow held about 30 thrushes, a mixture of REDWINGS and FIELDFARES.
Redwing

A couple late bits of news were a Chiffchaff on Sunday seen by Stephen and yesterday Dad had 60+ Lapwings flying south and 2 Little Egrets flying along the stream.

9 comments:

Warren Baker said...

A few species there for me to envy Alan :-) Most of all I envy the new pond! I reckon that will extend your year lists in years to come, all those visiting ducks, and with a bit of Phragmities around the margins, who knows what will visit!

Good luck!

Ramón Suárez said...

Alan, te deseo mucha suerte con el nuevo estanque. Saludos!!
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Phil said...

Good stuff Alan, it will be interesting to watch the progress of the new water feature.

Mike H said...

Nice account again Alan, only reminds me that it has been too long since I paid a visit to your world. Maybe soon

Greenie said...

Alan ,
You were lucky to be able to see yesterday morning , the mist didn't clear here till almost midday .
Don't seem to be many Redwings about yet .

Greenie said...

Alan ,
You were lucky to be able to see yesterday morning , the mist didn't clear here till almost midday .
Don't seem to be many Redwings about yet .

Greenie said...

Alan ,
You were lucky to be able to see yesterday morning , the mist didn't clear here till almost midday .
Don't seem to be many Redwings about yet .

Greenie said...

Alan ,
You were lucky to be able to see yesterday morning , the mist didn't clear here till almost midday .
Don't seem to be many Redwings about yet .

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Warren, the pond is quite exciting now it's underway, there is talk of a hide!!

Hi Ramon, gracias, espero que la laguna lleva aves mas!

Hi Phil, I had a closer look this morning it's not a bad size. Fingers crossed.

Hi Mike, I hope you visit again, it would be nice to take a stroll woth you at some point, let me know how you are fixed.

Hi Greenie, it was only a bit misty, so I think I was lucky.

I've got a few Redwings roosting in the hedges and car park at the moment, which is nice