Thursday, 3 November 2016

Last weekend started well with the first Greylag since March flying noisily over the lake.
Redwings and Fieldfare have become daily sightings but still not in any great numbers and the same goes for Siskin and Lesser Redpoll.

Maybe the last Chiffchaff of the year was seen on saturday 29th and there appears to be 2 Water Rail at the southern end of the lake.
Sunday was very foggy during my walk with the result that I gave up on seeing much and went home.
However later on I went out again as the sun had come out and was chuffed to find a Black Redstart(103) on the roof of the farmhouse.Brilliant!!

The good fortune continued on 2nd November when 2 Lapwings(104) went over( amazingly the first sighting of this species this year).
I managed a quick walk after work this evening and found four Teal on the lake plus fourteen Mandarin and a Water Rail.
As I watched a Snipe went over and as I left a Tawny Owl called.