Sunday, 22 December 2013

At last a Kestrel

Quick walk around the patch this morning resulted in some little gems.

Wasn't expecting too much this morning as a stiff cold wind was blowing across the valley, but I decided to plod on and was rewarded with a cracking Siskin and a stunning male Bullfinch.

Still loads of Crows and Rooks busy in the newly ploughed fields and a couple of huge Herring gulls flew over.

Then after at least 6 months of not seeing one a Kestrel was hunting in the fields.

Down on the Ings this Robin was a nice greeting (given the time of year) it followed me down the path and as I looked across to the new feeder a huge Buzzard emerged from the undergrowth.
 About 30 Whoopers feeding in the distance was good to see as they were not to be found anywhere yesterday.
 A few Fieldfare were vocal in the hawthorn hedges and Chaffinch and Blue tits were in good number.
Water levels starting to rise as Teal and Wigeon were making the most of it.


  1. Nice photos mate, do you have any more that might show the ring detail on the robin?

  2. Cheers Andy will pm you later.

  3. Cheers Andy will pm you later.