Sunday, 4 November 2012

29th Oct - Nov 4th

To be honest there is not a lot to report but I did manage several pleasant walks this week. The first bits to report were on the 31st when 2 SWALLOWS flew south and a BRAMBLING was heard from near the pigs where I had just spent 20mins or so watching 20 or so CHAFFINCHES and the early morning piglets battling for their first feed of the day. A LITTLE OWL also called and at least 50 YELLOWHAMMERS were around the clover field.
Early morning Bullfinch

Reed Bunting

Busy feeding

November 2nd again produced a SWALLOW, several JAYS,a flock of 24 LINNET, KESTREL and GREY HERON. Little Egrets are currently notable only by their absence. More time on the 3rd did inevitably give better results, 9 SWALLOWS south, they just keep coming through, the LINNET flock had shot up to 60 + overnight and a couple of REDPOLLS were feeding in the hedgerows. A prolonged view across the valley helped me pick up a few FIELDFARE, KESTREL, COMMON BUZZARD and a PEREGRINE, as well as a late SMALL TORTOISESHELL butterfly. A brief walk today, (4th) after the heavy rain of the morning continued the late summer visitor theme with  HOUSE MARTIN near the Granary. Otherwise 50 FIELDFARE dropped into the bridleway hedgerow and about 5 or 6 JAYS were noted.

Yellowhammer again, I just can't avoid them at the moment!! Which is great.

Grey Squirrel

Lesser Redpoll

Common Buzzard


Giga said...

Wszystkie zdjęcia są śliczne, nawet z zakręconymi ogonkami świnek . Pozdrawiam.
The pictures are beautiful, even with curled tails pigs. Yours.

Warren Baker said...

Some lovely photo's of the species I just cant get near to here Alan, especially the Yellowhammers. Well done :-)

Herman versteeg said...

Wat een geweldige serie.
groetjes Herman,

Isidro Ortiz said...

Unas capturas estupendas.Saludos

Steve Ashton said...

Although you say not much to report you have some nice photos Alan, a splash of colour for dreary November. Bullfinch is always a winner when you get close enough to capture them on camera. Nicely captured Yellow-hammer and Redpoll as well. Thanks for your message on my blog, most appreciated. I will now have the time to catch up on my blog reading list. Regards Steve A.

Maria said...

I like the variety of birds there, the bunting and yellowhammer are beautiful!

Jason K said...

A great set of shots Alan. I'm rather envious of your Bullfinch. Believe it or not it is a patch scarcity at Shenstone!

Tammy said...

Love those curly pig tails; too funny! The Bullfinch must be a pleasure to see; it has such vibrant color!!

Mike H said...

Some great shots from around your patch Alan, loving those yellowhammers still one that I struggle to get close to. Maybe i need to try more often !!

Anonymous said...

Great set of shots once again Alan.

Lasse said...

Great captures Alan !

JRandSue said...

Superb Images Alan,love the Bullfinch.

ShySongbird said...

Hi Alan, I hope the back is improving. Lovely photos again, a cracking Bullfinch. Lovely to see the Yellowhammers too, both species seem absent on my patch lately which is unusual. What a fun pic of the pigs :-)

Helma said...

Hi Alen,

another series with a variety of birds and birds. I think that bullfinch great but the yellowhammer you know nice drop.
Sincerely, Helma

de bossies! said...

Hoi Alan
Prachtige serie .. en wat is die Goudvink mooi ..Ook in je vorige log.. Die Hermelijn..
Wat een heerlijke ontmoeting.
Groertjes Henk

John eos shooter said...

Great shots of the yellowhammer!

Gr. John

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very cool pictures of this birds.. Congrat..

Pete Woodruff said...

Just caught up with you here Alan. It appears you post every Sunday, a good idea and makes it much less of a time consuming effort. A great blog with interesting accounts and images.

Thanks for looking in on Birds2blog and your kind comment. As a blogger yourself you'll appreciate what that means to me.

Best Wishes.