Monday, 28 September 2015

SuperBloodMoon Walk

Date: 27th September 2015 - Late Afternoon
Location:  Newton Park Lake - Circular
Observation: Our new binoculars arrived yesterday so it was time to test them out! Done the normal patch walk out to the Lake. Bath Mill and up along to Seven Acre was very quiet with birds, only seen a few Wood Pigeon, 1 Jay and a heard a few Long-Tailed Tits. Alot of walkers and motorbikes on the byway. We got to Seven Acre Woods and a flock of 20+ small birds kept flying around the outside of Woods and returning to land in the ploughed field before taking off again. We watched them for a few minutes and were unsure what these were as couldn't get a decent view of them. Looking closer we are almost certain they are Linnet (were hoping they may have been Twite which would be a tick for us). But Linnet are still a great bird to see so close to home. 

Flock of Linnet in flight.

Whilst walking onto the Village there were a large group of Gulls down on the ploughed field along with a Buzzard. Another Buzzard was sat on his perch in the Globe tree.

There was nothing more of note until the Lake. No sign of the Little Owl, but students are back, so alot of people about. 1 juvenile Grey Heron along with normal Mute Swans on bottom lake. Top Lake seen the Kingfisher in far corner hovering and landing in the tree. Whilst watching him we walked around to the tree we normally see him on.

After a few minutes he landed and we got a few shots before he took off again! Lovely to see them so close!

On the way back Butterfly Alley had a family of Buzzards (3 total) making a right racket, flying back and forth in the near-by trees.

We popped home to eat our roast dinner which was waiting for us and we headed back out to capture a few of the Super-Blood-Moon on moonrise. We also got a few of the stunning sunset!

Weather:  Blue Sky, Sunny Intervals, Warm
Other Species: 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Linnet, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Common, Gull, Herring Gull, Black-Headed Gull, 1 Raven, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Grey Heron - Of Note

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