Friday, January 15, 2016

Diary Entry #5

Needed to fuel up the boat and fill the water tanks this morning so didn't get out until after 10am. I decided to stay local today and so took a stroll in the glorious sunshine from the open barn at Granborough as far as Toft Lake. The road closure at Lower Shuckburgh Road was a bit of a surprise!

Lots of Starlings, Redwing and Fieldfare in the surrounding fields and along the footpath double figure Bullfinch in the hedgerows and Goldfinch taking advantage of the teasel. At Toft Lakes a Little Egret took flight and a couple of Buzzard over. On route back to the car a single Snipe was flushed and Linnet and Yellowhammer recorded. Other raptors during the walk included both Kestrel and Sparrowhawk.

A walk this afternoon around the various marina feeders produced the usual Chaffinch and Goldfinch, plus (3) Greenfinch a more unusual visitor here. However, the highlight were (2) Tree Sparrows. Overhead during my walk were the usual Ravens, when (3) went cronking over!