Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Patch Walk and Drizzle

Date: 02/08/2016
Location: Patch - Newton St Loe
Weather: Drizzle, Rain and Grey
Other Species: 
Bullfinch, Greenfinch,Goldfinch, Swift, House Martin, Barn Swallow, Yellowhammer, Linnet, Coal Tit, Whitethroat, House Sparrow, Starling, Mistle Thrush, Kingfisher - Total 41 Species. 

Drizzle on the forecast but decided to go for walk anyway, on leaving home had a Greenfinch on feeders, not been about for a few weeks and always nice to see.

Also Goldfinch, Blue Tit's and Great Tits with plenty of Juveniles also a female Bullfinch, we normally get 4 Bullfinch's on tree.

This healthy looking male

But also this male with fungal feet.

On walking out through Bath Mill Blackcap, Wrens and Blackbirds hiding in the wet woodland.

Up on to fields and this assortment I saw 4 Greenfinch, 6 Yellowhammers and 5 Linnet, 
Not all in this picture. :\

Whitethroat numbers lower now but still a few about, this one a bit wet.

On out to Village and House Martins and Barn Swallow number good this year, but minus 2 House Martins which have fallen with nest with chicks inside, this was this pair of  House Martins second brood. Was chatting to a nice lady from Truespeed (local business) who said last year they had 1 House Martin nest but this year they have had  12 nests !! 

On walking on out to lakes Mistle thrush a group of 5/6 seen and a Kingfisher darted past from bottom to top lake, apart from gardeners cutting grass and very noisy leaf blowers ! Pretty quiet. 
Saw this Pied wagtail in College chasing flies.

Walking return route down back drive a group of around 30 Starling feeding in fields.

House Sparrows on hedgerows by Newton Farm foods shop, carried on home with nothing else to add. 
Nice to meet Robert and Ann on walk :)

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