Sunday, 5 January 2014

Pampered Sparrows.

After spending most of the morning watching my ever growing flock of House and Tree sparrows eating me out of house and home (about 50 birds) I decided to have a wander around the local lanes.

It is nice to see Song thrush doing well had at least 5 separate birds this weekend. Had a look down by the bridge the scene of last nights serious accident.

 Managed to disturb this Reed Bunting but he was happy to pose for a few shots.

 Looks like a young Dunnock.
Decided to try and get down by the river as i could hear a few interesting calls, the wigeon were busy feeding and preening but they did not hang around as a flock of Teal shot past.

 Having heard this Redshank calling i managed to get close enough for a half decent snap.

 Moved onto some of the backlanes and was rewarded with a busy but noisy Wren,and yet another song thrush. Fielfare and Redwings still feeding and plenty of Pheasant and Partridge strutting around.

Lots of Chaffinch and some huge Gulls drifting through the valley. Carried on and came across the larger than normal flock of Whoopers easily 50+ was only 35 last week. Bewicks?
 Lapwing Dunlin and Ruff all visible and a good size flock of Golden Plover flew through.

Water levels still low for the time of year but next weeks forecast is pretty grim so we shall see what that brings in.

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