Saturday, January 23, 2016

Winter Warbler....


As it was quite dry today for a change, I had an hour having a garden tidy up, prelim to spring. All I did was clear away from dead nettle and dock stalks so that the bulbs can see through more easily. While I was carting away a couple of barrow loads, I noticed the wintering Chiffchaff flicking around right next to me. Its a pity I didnt have the camera out I thought. The bird kept disappearing and reappearing where ever I seemed to go, so after I finished I popped back outside, armed. I managed to get 5 pics as it was flycatching along the drive. This one is the best of the bunch....

Down on the pond, a drake Tufted Duck and a lone Coot were new list additions, while 2+ Brambling were in the finch flock and a Buzzard soared overhead. Stock Doves are, unusually, being quite visible this year in small parties of up to seven birds.

85. Tufted Duck
86. Coot

2 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Lovely shot, wonder when they'll be singing. At this rate, mid-late Feb would be my guess.

amanda peters said...

Lovely shot ..
Amanda xx