Tuesday, 2 February 2016

My 4.5 Miles of Heaven

Date: 02/02/2016
Location: Patch - Newton St Loe 

Weather: Some blue skies, rain shower then cloudy.
Other Species:
Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Coal Tit,
Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Buzzard, Kestrel, Skylark, House Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Mistle Thrush
11 Goosander, Kingfisher, 6 Common Gull, 19 Teal, Treecreeper, Stonechat, 30+Redwing, Greater Spotted Woodpecker.


Before I headed out today thought I'd capture a couple of shots from our feeders. Over the last couple of days this single male Greenfinch has been visiting.

We get a good selection of birds from Coal Tits, Collared Doves, Feral Pigeons, Wood Pigeons plenty of Goldfinches and some very jumpy Magpies.
Our feeder list is now at 34 different species !

Over the weekend a family of 5 Bullfinches, this male with a beak full!

So after that headed on out through Bath Mill, normal stuff here then just before entering the small woodland on the dog track a Chiffchaff! First of the year for us, a brief shot and off he went.

On to fields Buzzard x2, Skylark up and singing and lots of Wood Pigeons again leaving Seven Acre Woods. Into Village very quiet for birds as workmen laying new pipes or something cutting the roads up.
Onto Lake and this Grey Wagtail dipping its way across waterfall

Seems on Bottom Lake, Owl box has a new resident! 
Little Owl never lived here it's always been empty in the 5 years of our visits.

Onto Top Lake and Common Gull still here only 6 now.

Goosander numbers up to 11 - 6 Female + 5 Male

Goosander seem very happy, some on far bank sleeping always a few hunting.
Teal numbers up to 19 with Coal Tits, Mistle Thrush and Treecreepers in surrounding trees.

On back through Bath Spa. Rooks in the drive fields Stonechats in normal horse fields also 30+ Redwing at Buttercup Barn with Kestrel sat on normal telegraph pole.
As I arrived home a family of Long Tailed Tits were feeding on feeders.
A cracking walk with 42 species seen !

Thanks For Looking !

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