While out for a walk or two around the patch today, the Chiffchaff is still flickering around the Lane ditch while Brambling numbers in the finch flock have increased to 7 birds, 3 males 4 females. There were still 250+ Linnets and 50 Chaffinches with 1 Lesser Redpoll. Buzzard and Stock Dove kept the flock company in the stubble.
Down to the pond, it was quiet. There were no penduline tits in the reedmace ( prompted by one at Saltholme today!) but the Coot is still present ( please park carefully!)
Howick Hall Gardens open to the public tomorrow to see the snowdrops. There seems to be nice show so far, all we need is some pleasant late winter weather rather than this grime, wind and rain that seems omnipresent....
|Brambling. A male, probably adult but a strategically positioned twig stops us seeing an outer greater covert for contrast...|