This is an attempt to share some of the sightings of birds and various other wildlife that can be seen around the National Trust property here at Sissinghurst in Kent, plus some accounts of trips further afield.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
I managed almost an hour long walk this morning before work which was very welcome. There wasn't lots flying, I could here a few FIELDFARE as I got out of the car and a SONG THRUSH was the only bird actually in song as I headed off towards the fields and lake. PIED WAGTAIL, MISTLE THRUSH and NUTHATCH were added on the way to the lake, where a SPARROWHAWK came out of surrounding trees. At least 3 TREECREEPERS were in song which was nice and a MARSH TIT was heard further into the wood. The lake held 2 MALLARD and 2 MOORHEN, so not as busy as it always looks like it should be. I headed to though the wood and thought I heard a short bit of a familiar call, searching the trees there it was, a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER (64), always a real treat, I managed to watch the bird for a few minutes before it moved out of sight and I realised I only had 10 minutes to get back to the car.
The way back produced the usual YELLOWHAMMERS, SKYLARKS and a few MEADOW PIPITS flying over. I tried a couple shots in the gloom of the LSW but it was a bit dark!!!!!