Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Tuesday 1st February 2011

Not to much report from my cycle ride in except a largish flock of Herring Gull (20+) over the Gallagher's Quarry, not the commonest of birds in those number on patch.  Closing my eyes and hearing the "kyow" calls I imagined I was at the seaside....it certainly felt cold enough!

Again only a very short lunch today so I popped out to the corner orchard, East Malling Research and totted up 6+ Brambling, and shed loads of Fieldfare and Starling (where have all the Redwings gone?)....in the rain!

Three of today's Brambling - Starlings on the wires


Marc Heath said...

I noticed at Grove today that the Redwings seem to have cleared out. Only 4 seen but loads of Fieldfare still.

Greenie said...

Adam ,
I found the opposite at Hayes Farm , with no Fieldfare but lots of Redwing feeding entirely on the ground .
Still just the one Brambling locally for me this year .
Like the composition of the Fieldfare shot .

Paul said...

Hi Adam, there are very few Redwings at my church patch now, but still plenty of Fieldfare there. Yesterday I spotted at least 15 Redwing at Clare Park lake though.