Saturday, 28 November 2015

A morning walk



Had a good morning walk today with Whisky.

One of our usual ambles through Kents Hill, along to The Hilton Hotel down Timbold Drive, and then onto the fields further down.

A good spot behind the tree line on the right, and the field next to Kents Hill wood.
Amongst the trees plenty of Blackbirds, usually Fieldfare, and today, a few Redwing.





Today saw lots of Blackbirds, and even more Magpies.


We carried on past the Open University, and then down along the River Ouse.
A solitary Moorhen, and a lone Grey Heron ................. and then we made our way back towards home.


Cold, but enjoyable.


Full list of the birds seen

Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Feral Pigeon (Columba livia 'feral')
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)

Total species  17



Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Sparrowhawk



This female Sparrowhawk came visiting a few days ago, and enjoyed a long lunch on one of the Feral Pigeons. 

Boy, did she make a mess!








Tuesday, 24 November 2015

First Post




To mark the start of this new blog, I'll feature my boy, Whisky, with one of his brothers, Thistle.

Taken at our favourite place .............. north Wales.