Tuesday, 14 June 2016

On The Feeders + Patch With A Welcome Return!

Date: 14/06/2016
Location: Patch - Newton St Loe
Weather: No Rain! But Cloudy, Warm
Other Species: 
Jay, Kestrel, Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Yellowhammer, Whitethroat, Skylark, Greenfinch, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Little Owl, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker 
- Total 43 Species
First off our feeders seem to be doing really well this year with Blue Tits, Great 
Tits, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Coal Tits, Goldfinch and Blackbird all of which are Juveniles, plus all the usual's, Jay, Greater Spotted Woodpecker and Collared Doves! Here's a few images off our tree. 

Excellent to see Bullfinches, of course, always in pairs.

Up to 4 Bullies at one time, so much choice he's thinking!

Unusual to see female Blackbird in our tree normally on floor in car park, this one very young.
The dad we've named wheezy as he constantly gives his position away with wheeze!

At least 4 Goldfinch Juveniles with family group always squabbling over Sunflowers seeds.

Lastly The Collared Doves always a couple about, trying to balance on feeders, 
Gotta love that eye !

Now out on Patch normal walk out through Bath Mill with Grey Wagtails in Brook, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Goldcrest in trees. All the normal stuff about even a few Butterflies including this Large Skipper first I've seen on patch this year, previous year 4th June.

Along lanes Skylarks, Yellowhammers, this year can hear Yellowhammers calling from my back garden, garden tick soon? 
Lots of this lovely birds about this one with beak full and foaming at the bit!

More Butterflies, this year total so far at 15 but not many weather not warming enough for long enough  :(

Out through Village with Swift, Barn Swallows and House Martins and the return of Pied Wagtails seem to be a real lack of them so far this year? 
On to Lakes with Grey Heron 2 still in heronry then a real treat sat up in tree Little Owl !!
 For anyone who follows us the reason we started Blog was on the 1st April 2012 we first spotted them and was our first blog post. The Little Owls have had a turbulent time here with noisy students, attacked by Buzzards which we witnessed, Amazing (Link to post). But also have done well with up to 5 seen at once many different nesting spots, but recently have not seen as much and we feared we lost them but today... Whoohoo !!

Little Owl keeping an eye on those pesky Jackdaws, but looking wonderful!

On out through College with Treecreeper, Blue Tit's and Green Woodpecker nests now vacant but still plenty about including the House Sparrows which since Farm has moved out seem to have increased all over village. Thats it for now much more to come .

Thanks For Looking !

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