Saturday, 9 October 2010

Rise and Fall.

A bit of a fall overnight (first noticed outside the pub last night with the constant screams of Redwings), on the patch all day, checking every cliff, geo, thistle patch, docks, iris beds, gardens, walls, iron age ruins and any other bit of cover ! After all that the results were - 4 Siskin, 2 Blackcap, 13 Robins, 47 Pink-footed Geese, 22 Goldcrests, 61 Song Thrushes, 160 Redwings, 1 Ring Ouzel, 3 Chaffinch, 13 Lapland Buntings, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 5 Wheatear, 1 Kestrel, 1 Swallow, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 1 Brambling, a Water Rail (which spent all day under the roses in the garden) and a patch tick in the form of a late Wryneck, around the cliffs on the headland. A marvelous day and all from a patch that covers just over 2 square kilometres !

Water Rail.




Lesser Whitethroat.

Pink-footed Geese.

Reed Bunting.


Song Thrush.

Tree Pipit.


Common Gull.

1 comment:

Dan O. De Ment said...

Steve: Your images are spectacular..great color, depth of field and composition. Lovely work!
Stop by my when you can...I'd appreciate any comments and if you're part of Google Friends Connect be the first to sign on with me. Take Care..Dan