Sunday, 23 November 2014

Busy hedgerows

Very much a typical autumn weekend with flocks of Fieldfare and Redwing flushed from the hedgerows as you walk about the place. A couple of nice Song Thrush and a solitary Mistle Thrush completed the set. Still two Stonechat atop the reed heads with good numbers of Reed Bunting, Goldfinch and Bullfinch present.
This morning two Goldcrest fed amongst a flock of Long tailed, Great and Blue Tits. The range was in action and to my frustration a flock of 8 Lesser Redpoll and 15 Siskin flew overhead to the woods which are out of bounds when shooting is in progress. Three Mute Swans have taken up residence on Pringles Pond whilst overhead a party of 6 Whooper Swans headed south east no doubt Norfolk bound.
Old grumpy the hand fed Robin has returned to his patch hopping directly into your eye line and giving you a healthy stare if you stop. He was even more grumpy today as I had no food to tempt him with, the weather being so mild but I'm sure he'll find plenty.

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