Thursday, 28 January 2016

Blue Skies + Birds Everywhere !

Date: 28/01/2016

Location: Patch - Newton St Loe 

Weather: Blue Skies for start, turning cloudy at end. 
Other Species:
Bullfinch, Treecreeper, Buzzard, Kestrel, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Kingfisher, Goosander, Little Grebe, Raven, Yellowhammer, Marsh Tit, Starling.
- Walk Total - 43

On our feeder tree had Bullfinches normal Tits plus Goldfinches and Chaffinches and 3 Feral Pigeons taking year Patch List to 53. 
Out through Bath Mill as usual and first spot this little Treecreeper, year Patch List now 54 and doing well.

Here's one round the right way.
hHe continued to spiral up and round tree for sometime, great little birds ! 

Then up onto fields and Skylark up and singing ,at least 8.
This my first failed Skylark pic of year, I'm sure they will be many more, always hard !

After walking round to Seven Acre and watching many many Wood Pigeons leave the woodland this Buzzard drifted out and over my head, stunning ! Linnet also about.

Still on fields and a group of 4 Meadow Pipits paused then off! Also a large group of Goldfinch feeding on what's left of the teasel.

Just before crossing busy Pennyquick a large group of gulls mainly Black Headed with Lesser Black Backed as well feeding on Bypass fields.

Normal stuff in Village and Church then on to Lakes 2 Kingfisher Lower Lake.
Top Lake Goosander down to 7 Birds now 4 Female, 3 Male. Also Little Grebe and Teal.

Then while sat under my usual tree for lunch :)
Mr Kingfisher perched up in front of me.

Seeing my lunch thought he'd get some of his own and caught this little.
I think Stickleback

On out through Newton Park woodland and across football pitches saw this Roe Deer giving me the eye, I stared back for a while but left him to it.

On up to Park Farm and only 4 Yellowhammer today but weather now turning cloudy.
Carried on down lane to Pennsylvania Farm where a Marsh Tit was feeding with Great Tits and Blue Tits on there feeders, normal place for Marsh Tits is Newton Park woodland so a surprise !
Onward and another 2 Buzzards and a Kestrel plus grey skies.
Year Patch List now 57.

Thanks For Looking !

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