Wednesday, 14 December 2016

A day in the Garden

A sunny day, 11°, light SE.

Some time spent in the garden today tidying some of the planted areas.

Firstly a belated report of a Ring Ouzel seen near Lollingdon Hill on Saturday 10th Dec. (per MHH).

A fair bit of activity in and around the garden this week.

A Grey Wagtail has been feeding in the garden most of this week and a Kingfisher seen today flying upstream along the brook.

Fieldfare and Redwing heard most of the day moving overhead with some settling in the garden trees for a short time.

Also overhead the occasional Buzzard and the regular Red Kite and a Sparrowhawk noted earlier in the week.

Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush and Blackbirds also around.

A Treecreeper has been a regular visitor lately and Nuthatch, Long-tailed Tit both daily on the feeders and several Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Chaffinch regular visitors.

Several Mallards are still visiting early morning and the Crows and Moorhens several times per day.

2 Stock Dove and Collared Dove also frequent along with several Wood Pigeon.

Other regulars: Pied Wagtail, Wren, Robin, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Green WoodpeckerBlue Tit and Great Tit.

At least 2 Tawny Owl regular around the meadow and garden most nights and the Hedgehog still active in the garden at night during the mild spells of weather.

Tonight's Moon and what looks like a bird flying across the lower part.

No comments:

Post a Comment