9th MarchOn the patch at Hollesley this morning were 2 White Wagtail, the Little Ringed Plover still. 8 White-fronted geese, Peregrine in its usual tree. 4 Buzzards, 1 Marsh harrier and a Rock Pipit in fields behind screen which people are reporting as a Water Pipit I believe.
Sunday, 28 March 2021
The Gardens been excellent and its been costing me a fortune in bird food, although i got lucky with some Niger seed as a bag broke in transit so got sent back, a new bag got sent out then i got both bags delivered. Bonus. So the amount of niger seed ive been putting out meant huge numbers of Lesser Redpoll (30) with a couple of Common Redpolls and some intermediate types too.
Siskin was new for the Garden, plenty flew over but never visited. A Male and Female joined the Redpoll for some time.
Brambling was another great bird that visited just for 1 day, a nice male coming into summer plumage.
Lastly got lucky with this Male Sparrowhawk, it visited only for a few seconds but i was already taking pics of the other birds.
As of today 28th March still up to 10 Redpoll but numbers of birds are reducing. Breeding season is quickly approaching.
Sunday, 7 March 2021
Spent holy in the garden watching the now 15+ Lesser Redpolls with at least 2 Common Redpolls. First set of pics. They were very confusing with some intermediate Redpolls, sort of ones on the edge of Common and Lesser.
Intermediate below as this was small.
Male and Female Siskin visited the feeders for the first time. and it was also nice to get Make and Fe,ale Great Spotted Woodpecker too. Female Blackcap an unringed individual today.
Back on patch and one of the best days in a long time. Walker Clockwise today, usually anti clockwise which proved a very good move. The Staverton Pools Great White egret paid a visit to Hollelsy today. Then i found a Little Ringed Plover on winter flood, a patch tick, a few Common Scoter on the sea a single White wagtail on winter flood and then back to the hide where 2 Spoonbill dropped in and showed really nicely. I scoped the little owl from the screen and Tawny Owl was calling and then i got to my Little owl tree and it was sat out showing nicely. A Great day for pictures. Felt very lucky.