Local Patch Sightings

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th January 2010

In the garden yesterday, two Fieldfares were feeding on Cotoneaster berries. There weren't many berries left by the end of the day so I put some apple halves out in the evening and one Fieldfare has been feeding on them all day today (photos above and below). Other garden birds visitors included a Redwing, a female Blackcap (bottom photo), a female Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Lesser Redpolls and a record ten Wood Pigeons.


Yesterday, a walk around the local patch with Andy in the snowy conditions produced a good variety of birds, the best being a Green Sandpiper in Dimore Brook near the canal and a further two in the small stream that runs parallel to the canal and along the back of Clearwater Drive wetland. Other birds in this area included three Snipe, a Water Rail and a Grey Wagtail. Four Red-legged Partridges were in a field at Stonebench where four Cormorants and nine Mallard were on the river. On a similar walk today with family and friends, later in the day, a Green Sandpiper was still present in the Clearwater stream along with three Snipe and two Bullfinches were also seen near the canal plus the Water Rail.

Comments

Bob Bushell said…
Brilliant, the Fieldfares are definitely here, they love the cold.

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