Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sunday 5th February 2012

The predicted 5 inches of snow turned up right on cue as the Met Office has said.  In between sledging and snowman making with my lads I managed a quick patch walk.  Redwings were everywhere in Barming, with good numbers of Fieldfares in the orchards.  Sledging by St Margaret's church saw 6x Lapwing, 3x Cormorant, 3x Mute Swan, 16x Canada Geese, 2x Jackdaw,1x Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk over.

A walk from Barming to East Farleigh via the orchards and back to Barming Bridge via the River Medway towpath turned up a few 'harsh weather' species including 2x Gadwall, 10x Tufted Ducks and 2x Snipe.

East Farleigh (double-click to enlarge)

 Two species of duck rarely seen on the Barming patch (Gadwall, above, and Tufted Ducks, below)


Marc Heath said...

Lovely selection of shots, the snow does make for some super shots like the Redwing you have, excellent stuff.

Alan Pavey said...

As Marc says that Redwing is great!

Greenie said...

Adam ,
Good to hear of good numbers of Redwing , they have most definitely taken second place to the Fieldfares around here now .
I like the Redwing shit too .

Warren Baker said...

I wish those ducks would visit me some time Adam :-)

Warren Baker said...

Just read greenies comment, LoL