Sunday, 20 January 2013

Jan. 20th

A walk with Bec in the steady snowfall did produce a few bits and pieces. Just before we left 65 LAPWINGS flew south. The orchards held the usual FIELDFARES and half a dozen REDPOLLS. A MARSH TIT was on the edge of Bull and Birches feeding with BLUE and GREAT TITS and a KESTREL sat on the edge of Roundshill Wood. A GREEN WOODPECKER sat motionless on a fence post close to Park Field. The lake was unsurprisingly frozen but a year tick flew up out of the reeds in the form of a LITTLE EGRET (56), the first this winter, normally they arrive around September or October. The fields were quiet, a couple of YELLOWHAMMERS called and a REED BUNTING showed briefly in a hedge as a BULLFINCH flew along it. A few COMMON GULLS drifted around the area and a couple of NUTHATCH called as we made our way passed the office buildings. Now I'm just looking forward to the next walk!

8 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Steadily adding to the year list Alan :-) Cold today wasn't it!

Findlay Wilde said...

I would really like to see a Marsh Tit. From Findlay

Mike Attwood said...

Braver than me Alan.

ShySongbird said...

Well done on braving the weather and on the Little Egret.

We've had a lot of snow this week and it snowed all day today!

Stephen Mills said...

Great to see you had the Little Egret on sunday. A rare bird around Horsmonden!! Hope to get one this year.

Maria said...

The Little Egret is very rare here.

Helma said...

A very nice walk with so many different and many birds like fieldfares and redpolls. A green woodpecker and lapwings. Can not you post more pictures?

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