Monday, 24 February 2014

The Weekend

I managed a couple of walks this weekend again BUZZARDS featured highly on Saturday afternoon with possibly up to 7 present. There were 5 BULLFINCH scattered around the site with a group of 3 and 2 singles. A GREENFINCH was in the car park again as well as several REDWING and FIELDFARE. Out in the fields a check of the skies found good numbers of GULLS heading west, mainly COMMON but there were about a dozen BLACK HEADS and at least 3 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (63).
Sunday morning was windier so I concentrated most of my time in the woods, several TREECREEPERS sung and the usual MARSH TITS and NUTHATCHES. Just 3 REDPOLL were found but no Siskin were around today, I spent some time looking for Lesser Spot and the Water Rail without success. 6 BULLFINCH were again present in the car park.
Goldcrest taken at 1600iso

A bit of colour in the garden


Greenie said...

Alan ,
Like you , I have found Siskins very few and far between this Winter , and Brambling non existent .
Like the Goldcrest shot , they never sit out for me .
Re. the Herons , the early nesting ones at Kelsey Park could well have hatched their first brood by now .

Warren Baker said...

Med Gull is a nice inland find Alan, yet to see one here this year, in fact ive yet to find many at all of the winter birds I normal find here!

Maria said...

Nice weekend. I love Goldcrests!

Pete Woodruff said...

I never knew the Goldcrest 'sat about' like yours Alan.

The Crocus in your garden are a delight, as is the photograph you took of them.

Lou Mary said...

Gorgeous goldcrest image and super crocus' - such pretty flowers that always make you believe that spring is just around the corner!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful pictures Alan.. Love Goldcrest .. Cheers!!!..

Helma said...

Super Nice that Goldcrest Alan! These are not easy to photograph, but it's wonderful you succeeded. Your second photo of crocuses is beautiful and so atmospheric. A compliment.