Monday, 18 January 2016

21 Goosander !

Date: 18/01/2016

Location: Newton St Loe - Patch 
Weather: Grey Skies, Cold - 3c
Species:
Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Redwing, Goosander, Teal, Siskin, Kingfisher, Mistle Thrush - Plus...

Observation: On crossing road saw Green Woodpecker on Meadowbank, new name for it ! As new Bath Mill have planted meadow seed, some plants still have flowers on, birds seem to be liking it. So new name Meadowbank .

Green Woodie checking out Meadowbank


Onward and headed out towards lake through Bath Mill and across fields bit quiet with only a few Black Headed Gulls on Lower Fields and around 50 Wood Pigeons fluttering or swarming from Seven Acre.

The normal Goldcrest in the Cattery garden bouncing all over the place !


Spied 2 Greater Spotted Woodpeckers out through on Church Path and Siskin around 15 on Lower Lake.
On Upper Lake WOW! 21 Goosander - 9 Male + 12 Female


Didn't expect them still to be about, nice ! Teal on Lake up towards bridge 
no Grey Herons or Little Grebe though ?

  
Also Kingfisher not to happy today didn't show his face !
 Back out through Village, Redwing group of 20 and home. 
2 hour walk today, small but nice :)

Thanks For Looking !