A cracking pre-dawn sky and -3C before I headed off for a hospital appointment today, so the only birding I managed was late afternoon with a walk around the marina grounds with the big camera. As you would imagine with temperatures in the minus the marina is currently frozen in.
|Stunning view as I pulled back the curtains this morning!|
A good look at the various feeders didn't throw up anything out of the ordinary with the usual House Sparrows
, Blue Tits
, Reed Buntings
, Pied Wagtails
and even a Moorhen
picking up the excess. No sign at all today of any Tree Sparrows
|1st Red Kite of the year drifting northward over the mooring!|
heading off towards Napton Hill as I completed my walk, plus a distant perched Buzzard
and formations of Gulls heading to the Draycote roost. However, the best was saved until last, when just as I was about to call it a day my first Red Kite
of the year drifted over. I managed a few snaps before the bird floated northward.
|Regular Reed Buntings in the surrounding reed beds & feeders!|
|A Moorhen on the garden list!!|