Thursday, 31 December 2015
Last birding trip of the year was to a lovely blue skied Pype Hayes Park.
Highlight of the day was seeing a flock of .c20 Redwing, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Goldfinch, I say flock but it was probably two separate flocks, one of Tits and one of Thrushes, great to see them all fly over at once all the same. It's always great at this time of the year when there's not much leaf cover and you can see all the songbirds foraging amongst the trees, needless to say I left as much bird seed as I could during my walk today.
Birds seen today were, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Robin, Starling, Redwing, Song Thrush, Balckbird, Woodpigeon, Feral Pigeon, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Little Egret, Moorhen, Coot, Mallard and Canada Goose.
Happy new Year to everyone who takes the time out to read this blog, here's to Birding in 2016 !
Monday, 21 December 2015
Being as I enjoyed the last visit to Kingsbury Water Park I thought I'd go back again today where the highlight was coming face to face (quite literally) with a Goldcrest, I couldn't believe it when I turned around and there it was foraging on a dead Ivy tree inches from my face. Other highlights were seeing a large flock of House Sparrow and waterfowl including Shoveler and the resident Greylag Geese.
Birds seen today were Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Robin, Starling, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Little Egret, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Coot, Shoveler, Gadwall, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Greylag Goose and Canada Goose.
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
First birding trip out for exactly a month and even then I didn't feel very well, I still enjoyed the morning at Kingsbury Water Park though.
There was a nice mixture of birds around today including Little Egret, Shoveler, Tits, Finches, Thrushes and Kestrels.
At this time of the year it's always great to see flocks of birds, especially all the mixed Tits and Finches.
Birds see today were, Kestrel, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Wren, Robin, Reed Bunting, Nuthatch, Starling, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Jay, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Cormorant, Little Egret, Pied Wagtail, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Shoveler, Gadwall, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Domestic Duck, Greylag Goose and Canada Goose.