Thursday, 20 October 2016

Red Wings and Autumn Leaves

Date: 20/10/2016
Location: Newton St Loe
Weather: Cloudy but Dry
Little Grebe, Water Rail, Redwing, Marsh Tit.
Full list here 

Headed out on the Patch today, very little on my feeders not even the Goldfinches! Lauren heard a Tawny Owl calling this morning, out the front of the house around 7am, but doubt this the reason, maybe weather? Anyway out through Bath Mill, Grey Wagtail's present, but little else until Fields, 6 Redwing over, and 6 Skylark, down on Lower Globe Fields, a large group of Gulls mostly Black Headed Gulls, Lesser Black Backed Gulls and Herring Gulls present.

Into Village and normal stuff here but fewer Pied Wagtails today. At Church saw 2 Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, this one tapping away on highest tree. One Marsh Tit in workshop Covert.

Kingfisher sat on bottom lake cleaning and 6 Mallard present. 
Top Lake.. Little Grebe back! While sat, heard the scream of a Water Rail couldn't locate but will keep ears and eyes open next visit. 
Very distant but Little Grebe.

Max zoom!

Left lakes and out through the now very busy Bath Spa University.
Could hear Redwing in Yew trees.

A group of 25 to 30 busy feeding on berries.

Lovely birds but not really staying still!

But on home with a total count of 45! 
Not bad, but just before home the Autumn colours really showing up! 

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