Monday, 23 October 2017

Redwing Back on Patch!

Date: 23rd October 2017
Location: Newton St Loe
Weather: Cloudy With Some Light Rain
Species Highlights: 
Redwing, Linnet, Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Yellowhammer 

Observation: Out through Bath Mill, pretty quiet with just the normal birds being seen: Robin, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon etc. A single Chiffchaff was seen sat on the approach to the Dog Walk. 
Walking on up to Seven Acre, a large group of Linnet took off at least 50 birds buzzing over fields.



Singles of Skylark, Meadow Pipit and Yellowhammer also seen.
Male Kestrel in village along with a Sparrowhawk being chased by 3 Rooks.


Then distantly i spotted 2 Redwing last year's date was 06/10 so a couple of weeks late, saw 3 more at Send A Cow along with Song Thrush, Nuthatch, and Starling


Greater Spotted and Green Woodpecker also around Send A Cow.


Not much going on through woodland and on up to lakes, Billy (Mute Swan) still present on bottom lake along with Kingfisher. Incoming Mallards, i'm sure they know me, i soon as i approached top lake the fly towards me waiting for seed.


6 Grey Heron present but no Teal still! 
Robert saw 2 Teal a couple of weeks ago but they don't seem to have stayed.


5/6 Mistle Thrush around lake with a total of 9 birds on walk.


Now to the Mute Swans as i predicted the cygnets have been chased off by mum and Dad. Leaving just one, this cygnet was late to hatch, i think 2/3 days later than the rest so next time i visit she'll also be gone leaving just the two Adults, plus Billy on lower.


It started to rain but this little perky Wren Posed for a snap. 
Into Village 3 Pied Wagtails over Farm Shop and a female Kestrel was our lot. 

Species total of 44 not a bad total just some bad pictures!



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