So to today, roughly I was out from 2pm to 3.30pm, the first birds of note were 5 BULLFINCHES near the shop, they weren't really happy about photos but I managed just a couple.
As I watched these 2 KESTRELS chaesd each other over the veg. garden. Down at the lake a slightly 'strangled' call came from a WATER RAIL which I glimpsed running across the ice and then I watched as it fed in a shallow, now unfrozen, pool, good to know it survived the freezing temperatures.
I headed to Park Field, where a flock of GOLDFINCHES, possibly 20 moved through the top of a couple of Oaks, lastly as I reached the car park a LITTLE OWL called, I managed to track it down and noticed it had a mate, which hardly released it's gaze as I stood still as possible and fired off a couple of shots, Lexi, the Head Gardener, joined me briefly before the bird decided it had had enough and flew to join it's mate.
|Little Owl, I knew I was being watched!!|