Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Patch Walk - Newton St Loe

Date: 09/02/2016

Location: Patch- Newton St Loe
Weather: Blue blue Skies but then a bit of grey :(

Other Species:
4 Buzzard, 30 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Goosander 1 Male 1 Female, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Y
ellowhammer, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Greater-Spotted Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail, Grey Heron - Plus a few more - Total 41
Observation:
A excellent day today first spot while checking camera on my feeders a Nuthatch landed! Not seen him on feeders since 25/11/2015 so a very welcome visitor.



Over the the past few weeks also have had a family of Bullfinches visiting as well, the female a real little cracker! And all before I got outside my front door.


Out through Bath Mill blue skies and Long Tailed Tits, Robins and Blackbirds on almost every tree, then heard the 'Mew' of a Buzzard, high up but stunning in the blue skies!


Headed on up on Dog Track and this Song Thrush seemed to be doing the hokey cokey!
At this point he was doing the left leg in bit !


Lots of Goldcrest in the small wooded bit normally bad light in here but not today.


Carried on through woodland and this Pheasant just stood in front of me, normally they fly off giving me a heart attack ! Cracking colours !


On out along byway and past Seven Acre Woods with 4/5 Skylark up and singing 1 more Buzzard about best here.
30/40 Lesser Black Backed Gulls and Black Headed Gulls on lower fields on bypass, still flooded. In towards Village more Goldcrest at Cattery, House Sparrow and 5 or so Redwing.
On Lower Newton Park Lake a Male Kingfisher.


While watching this Wren decided to put on a bit of a show defiantly !


Mid way between the lakes the Grey Wagtail spotted me before I seen it, waterfall in full force so I guess he's moved up to to here.


Sat in my usual spot on uppper lake and 2 Buzzards flew over, seeing Buzzards here more often ?
1 Male and 1 Female Goosander still remain and a female Kingfisher trying to find a fishing spot, water very brown.14 Teal and 3 Cormorants.


Out through university grounds Goldcrest, assorted Tits in fir trees.
Along drive around 50 Rooks feeding in fields and a single Meadow Pipit.


Just before Horse Fields, 2 Fieldfare high in trees and almost hidden behind branches, also in fields counted 8 Pied Wagtails feeding with horses.


Then in Garden next to horse fields 2 Yellowhammer unusual here, normal place is Park Farm some 1.5 miles away. Dunnock, Blackbirds and 30 or so Redwing.
All in all a great walk today the blue skies definitely help !


Thanks For Looking !