ON the 29th i did the garden watch at my grandmas home there i saw, 2 carrion crow, 2 black bird, 1 great tit, 3 woodpigeon, 1 starling, 7 house sparrows, 4 feral pigeons, 2 herring gull, 1 wrn, 8 of the unknown dove i dont no what theese birds are i will get pics up of them and i would like you to comment and tell me what they could be??? Then today i did it in my own garden i saw, 2 blue tit, 3 black bird, 3 dunnock, 2 woodpigeon, 2 collard dove, 3 house sparrows, 1 robin, 2 great tit, 1 wren. So it has bin a good weekend. Today i also went to redhouse farm pond i couldnt see the tree sparrows but i shall keep lookings, there was also 1 grey heron, 11 mallard, 2 moorhen. I also went up to hauxley today i saw 3 mute swans, 2 pink footed geese, 25 mallard, 24 wigeon, 1 canada goose, 2 tufted duck and again the lovely sight of the wonderfull barn owl, it was evan better sights than it was the last time. Was truely amazing.
Well my day startedup at durage with steve lowe and tom lowe. There was 8 mute swans, 42 canadian geese, 19 tufted duck, 7 coot, 16 mallard, 3 red breasted merganser, 3 goldeneye, 2 gadwall, 75 lapwing flying over, 1 meesil, 1 stote, 1 kestrel, 400 greylag geese and 5 pied wagtail. Then we went to hauxley to see the barn owl there we were successfull but apart from the barn owl there was, bar tailed godwit, 20 wigeon, 81 redshank, 26 curlew, 2 grey heron, 7 long tailed tits, 1 rat, 1 hare, 2 phesent, 9 goldfinch, 4 coal tit, 5 blue tit, 2 dunnock, and the barn owl. Then since i have never seen a bittern we wernt to cresswell pond to try and see one. We were unsuccessfull, i didnt count all the species there cause it was getting dark but i shall tell you the species lapwing, knot, grey heron, golden plover, wigeon, i had me eyes pealed for the merlin but again unsuccessfull. Then i went home for some tea then i went out at night with cain and honnor to try and loisten for tawny owls in the holywell dene. We didnt hear any like but was a canny walk. So today i have loved today nackered now like, and shall bird again tommorrow.
Tonight when i was walking my dog i couldnt see the tree sparrows but i could here there call that i have heard and seen them call before so i new it was them. So tree sparrows are still at red house farm pond.
On the 28th of december cain first spotted tree sparrows at a small patch called red house farm pond. And since then me and him have observed them at that patch. I popped down tonight to see if they were still around and yes they were wich is good news i counted 6 tree sparrows tonight. Along with 2 chaffinch, 4 blue tit, 2 great tit, 2 mallard, 1 moorhen, 1 blackbird, and a flock of around 35 woodpigeon flew over. On my walk to the patch i saw, 3 blue tits, 1 great tit, 4 black birds, 2 carrion crows. And also in the early morning in the trees in my street i saw 3 long tailed tits my faveorite garden bird so i love seeing them. So a goods night work i will get back to you on the tree sparrows.
Today i went to st.marrys island at first i met up with cain then jack.b came along, i have recently bought a camra to take photos of my sightings and to post on here so i will get them up sortly. Was a good day saw loads of different species. I saw sanderling, comerant, shag, purple sandpiper, turnstone, carrion crow, starling, herring gull, black-headed gull, common gull, rock pipit, possible water pipit will get back to you on my next post about that though, red throted diver, teal,wigeon, curlew, bar tailed godwit, redshank, lapwing, golden plover, there was also a grey seal in the waters. So a successful trip out today.
Today a went to cresswell pond with cain. We went to try and have a sightof the bittern, but we wernt so lucky but there was plenty more to see. There was 1 stoat, 10 greylag geese, 10 lapwings, 26 mallard, 32 black-headed gulls, 1 curlew flying over, 2 red brested merganser, 15 teal, 2 shovelers, and alltogether near the 400 mark for wigeon. On our travels there was a sparrow hauk, a song thrush and 5 grey partridge. There was also a merlin on a post near the pond but i didnt get my binoculars there it time to have a sight of it.
Since this is my first winter wildlife watching i had not had the chance to see this wonderful bird. I had my first sighting at red house farm pond but that was just them flying so not the best sighting. But as a was comeing back from my grandmas in the car near vally hill in the bushes i saw a flok of them. I told my dad to slow down so i had a good look so i was chuffed about that. I would like comments about your waxwings sightings this winter???
Went to hollywell pond today, i also took my brother and he took a interest in it so we will see were that goes. Today there was 2 mute swans, 1 robin, 2 dunnock, 4 moorhens, 1 wren, 2 blue tits, 1 great tit, 1 coal tit, 1 chaffinch, 1 magpie, 1 great spotted woodpecker and 1 carrion crow. My highlight of the day was the great spotted woodpecker is always good to see one, lovely birds.
Today me Cain and honnor scrimgeour took a trip to hollywell pond. Since the pond was frozen there wasent much on the pond itself but on the feeders there was many. So at hollywell we saw blue tit, robin, goldfinch, phesent, moorhen, greenfinch, great tit, chafinch, brambling, dunnock, mistle thrush, coal tit, wren and a buzzard flying in the distance on the other side of the pond. So was a successfull trip, on the way back we decided to go to re house farm pond, on the way there we saw long tailed tits. Also on the way there we saw siskin. But when we got there we saw tree sparrows, waxwings and mallards. So this was good because it was my first waxwings and tree sparrows. As it is my first winter wildlife watching. So a very good day bird watching today and a few new species wich is always good.