Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Back to the patch!

16/02/10
couldent resist
redpoll lake was calling........
gadwall looked so settled.........


lets GO..............

the day played out quite well. a visit to scan the regular chaffinch flock that frequents a hedgerow at the vismig field produced dividends.
REED BUNTING X2 (m+f)
a pair of reed buntings fed alongside the chaffinch and a lone male bullfinch, though a search for a brambling failed(more on this flock later, and my plans)
2 STOCK DOVE continue to hold teratory at an undisclosed area of lickhill........
a RAVERN flew over,
then i was at the redpoll lake and it was still there.......







the gadwall continued to show superbly, and now, with my tripod, i was able to take a sturdier film.......



a spent 20 mins watching the GADWALL and scanning the birches untill 7 LESSER REDPOLL flew in, landing for c1 min, than flew off north(ish)

MB

and my plans for the edge of the vismig field, i am trying to get permission to 'bait' the edge of the field, perticularly in harsh conditions, to attract more finches/ buntings onto the site, and to help them survive the winter, the area is frequented by, goldfinch, greenfinch, stock dove, chaffinch, song and mistle thrush, as well as fieldfare and redwing.
scarce birds have in the past included- brambling- yellowhammer- tree sparrow and corn bunting
but this is still just an idea and needs to be confirmed, lets hope........

2 comments:

rob said...

Hi , its good to see the WIgeon and Gadwall are sticking around , out of interest did the little grebe stay or have they now moved on ?

midlands birder said...

hi rob
the wigeon wasent seen again after that dog flushed it..
the little grebe's are no longer presant(but may be hideing among the fallen willows, am still keeping a lookout there)
maybe they will emerge again soon
MB