Despite the rain yesterday, I felt a bit desperate to get out for a meaningful walk, there were around 50 FIELDFARE in the car park and reasonable numbers of REDWINGS were with them. BULLFINCHES appeared in a couple of their favoured areas and a LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL flew south. I was pleased to see that the pigs have been moved so that you can now see the birds that are being attracted by their rummaging around in the earth, MEADOW PIPITS and CHAFFINCHES were taking advantage yesterday. GREY HERONS were in evidence, as at least 3 birds were seen. Down by the lake I could hear LITTLE OWLS again and a COOT (72) was the first addition to the year list since the beginning of February, as it swam near the edge of the lake. There was a good cast of birds today, MARSH TITS, LONG TAILED TITS, GOLDCREST, SKYLARKS, were 'singin in the rain!' and the LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER was heard calling again. Great to be out, I didn't get many pics but below are a couple from Thursday and yesterdays Coot.
|Obliging Robin as always!!|
|Some early colour in the Sissinghurst Gardens!|
|There was sun on Thursday|