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.
Friday, 15 March 2013
Certainly a nice bright morning and the birds knew it, 15 GOLDFINCH whizzed around the veg garden, where a YELLOWHAMMER sung. From here I could hear NUTHATCH and GREEN WOODPECKER, the fields below held SKYLARK, COMMON GULL, BLACK HEADED GULL, REDWING, FIELDFARE, BULLFINCH and loads of PHEASANTS that appear to have escaped the gun until the winter maybe!
View from the car park
Robin in song
The lake was partially frozen and a couple each of MALLARD and MOORHEN were the only signs of life, just in the wood a small flock comprised SISKIN, LONG TAILED TIT, COAL TIT, GREAT TIT and a MARSH TIT. Heading back to the car a GREY WAGTAIL flew over and a KESTREL blended in well with the oak it sat in.
A bit closer
Driving home from work the setting sun caught my eye