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Monday, December 28, 2015

A spot of birding throws up a patch tick.

Well the sun was shining so I wandered down for Rye Meads for a spot of birding......

This Redwing was a bit distant...... I  bet he's wondering if he should be here given the temperature.... Notice he's been ringed.

This chap has also been ringed. He seems to like the entrance to the Draper hide.

There was one Green Sandpiper

Lots of Lapwings which suddenly shot off!

A long the trails there was a finch flock which had a number of Greenfinches in it as well as an over wintering Chiffchaff.

No sign of Kingfishers at the Kingfisher hide but there was a Fox who annoyingly was camera shy.

As I strolled back I came across a couple of Goldcrest.

At the 5 bar gate near the draper hide there was a large Chaffinch flock dropping from the bushes down to the path. I know in the past week a Brambling has been seen but the chap there hadn't seen it and then it drops down on to the path. And so I got a patch tick! Nice one as well!


Ragged Robin said...

Well done on the Brambling :) - one of my "bogey" birds :(

Tricia Ryder said...

I dipped on the Brambling... and the robin is the regular Draper Hide one I should think... often seen him there and seems quite tame too... good selection of birds you saw..