Tuesday, 13 December 2011

December 13th

After the overnight wind I thought I'd have a look to see what would be braving the receding wind, not much was the answer!! The car park held one calling ROBIN and a couple of CHAFFINCHES as usual, a single REDWING called as I walked by the barn. Looking across the valley the sky was almost birdless just one or two corvids appeared and disappeared. Gradually a few more bits started to make themselves known, a LINNET and a couple of REDPOLLS flew over and several singles of FIELDFARE were noted. MEADOW PIPITS were most vocal as they came up from the fields and a SISKIN called from behind me. Four YELLOWHAMMERS flew over silently, while I checked the water level in the new pond, which after last nights rain looks to be collecting the water pretty efficiently.
The puddle is growing :-)

 Starting to make my way back a BUZZARD was a surprise, battling against the wind and on the other end of the scale a GOLDCREST called from by the stream. The last couple of additions were SKYLARK and BULLFINCH and so to work just as the sun peeped over the low cloud on the horizon.

After the weekends Owl fest I wondered if these areas might produce one, one day!!


elcamperoinquieto.com said...

The last picture,what a nice way of making a rich bird habitat creating such nice bordures between agricultural fields!

Warren Baker said...

Looks good habitat for a SEO Alan, fingers crossed!

Alan Pavey said...

Hi El Campero, the land here is managed with nature in mind, which is great :-)

Hi Warren, I thought it looks promising, as ever I'll keep checking it out :-)

Ramón Suárez said...

Alan, a ver si esa laguna empieza pronto a dar sus frutos. Saludos!!

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Ramon, the pond is filling fairly quickly I'm looking forward to it becoming more established :-) Saludos!