Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Patch Walk In Drizzle

Date: 22/12/2015
Location: Newton St Loe - Patch
Weather: Grey, No Light, Drizzle
Other Species:
Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Goldfinch,
Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Black Headed Gull, Crow, Raven, Jackdaw, Rook, Magpie, Jay, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Meadow Pipit, Greater-Spotted Woodpecker,
Green Woodpecker, Linnet, Goldcrest, Robin, Redwing, Treecreeper, Siskin,
Goosander, Mute Swan, Grey Heron, Coot, Moorhen, Teal, Mallard, Long Tailed Tits, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Bullfinch,
Pheasant, Mistle Thrush, House Sparrow - 42 Species
Observation:
Headed out through Bath Mill with grey skies, Jackdaw first spot, unusual as normally see Jackdaws at Lakes but seem to be seeing more over Bath Mill and not as many on Lakes?
Anyway not much else through, up on to fields saw 2 Meadow Pipits briefly then 4 Linnet being blown across the landscape. Not seen Buzzard over Seven Acre for a few walks now. Down on Lower Fields by Globe Inn there were at least 300 Gulls assorted.
Out through Village drizzle now rain ! 
After Church noticed another large amount of Gulls on Newton Park drive fields counted 100 Common Gulls mixed with a few Black Headed Gulls.


On to Lower Lake and a group of 10+ Siskin and Goldcrest feeding in Alder 
terrible light and wet !


Upper Lake we had 10 Goosander now 1 ! 
Don't think he stay long as Black Headed Gulls on Lake keep pestering him :(


Teal numbers have risen to 14.


Also on banks of Lake spotted a Primrose! #Springtime


Despite the rain carried on out through college up towards Home Farm.
Across from College football pitches more large groups of Gulls 200+ again Common Gulls mixed with Lesser and Black Headed plus a few Herring Gulls.


Higher up field a group of Redwing feeding, Llight still not improved. Heading on across Conservation Path and down past Pennsylvania Farm, Bullfinch and Mistle Thrush being the last spot.

A nice but wet walk :)


Thanks For Looking :)