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.
Sunday, 17 February 2013
Quick patch visit
A beautiful morning despite the initial mist, it felt almost spring like with a faint feeling of warmth reaching out from the sun. The first bird was as ever a ROBIN which came to investigate the latest car to arrive in the car park, at the top end of the car park there were good numbers of REDWINGS and FIELDFARES making a good lot of noise. With the view still shrouded in mist I headed to the lake accompanied by the constant calling of a NUTHATCH. The lake was quiet but a small flock of SISKIN were quietly tucking into their breakfast nearby, a couple of LONG TAILED TITS came through. The walk continued with little else to add. I went back out later and added COAL TIT, MARCH TIT, GREY HERON, a nice mixed flock of YELLOWHAMMERS and CHAFFINCHES with 4 REED BUNTINGS. Raptors were represented by a male SPARROWHAWK and a distant PEREGRINE. I'm looking forward to a few mornings this week on the patch, as we have a little more light :-)