This morning a look at the local patch for a couple of hours, again in some nice light and generally pleasant conditions albeit a bit muddy, did produce one new bird for the year a wintering CHIFFCHAFF (59). Other birds today included 9 GREENFINCH, the best count for over a year! 1 COMMON SNIPE, 2 KESTREL, 1 SPARROWHAWK, 3 BUZZARD, 5 BULLFINCH and reasonable count of 15 BLACKBIRDS, there were only 1 each of SISKIN and REDPOLL.
It was nice to go to the hide and sit for a while to see if any birds had found the little feeding station the ranger had put up, after a while a GREAT TIT and 2 BLUE TITS visited the new feeders!
Here are a couple of pics from the last couple of days
|Great White Egret|
|Gadwall and Wigeon|
|Great Tit on new feeding area from the hide|