Staying Local

Out and about on another nature walk, staying within parameters of course, very local.

Planned route was down across the fields, skirting the cemetery and pond area up onto the hill down thru the wood which brings me back to the start.

Setting off the going was difficult with ice about and more into the route very muddy and slippy in areas, good to be out though the snow made it very picturesque, the birds were harder to find at the start with mainly Blackbirds, Magpies and Crows. Out by the ponds were Bullfinch which was a nice to find along with Blue Tit, Great Tit, Dunnock, Robin and a calling Green Woodpecker which was calling all around the walk and never giving itself up, Kestrel flew thru close by and I scared up a Pheasant.

It was quiet on the second half of the walk with no birds seen or heard in the wood, things brightened up near the end of the walk with one field, where the horses are kept showing a few bird species, a group of about fifteen Lapwings along with twenty Fieldfares mixed in with these were a few Starling, a pair of Pied Wagtails, Woodpigeons, Black headed Gulls a couple of Common Gulls, and a flock of smaller birds of which I managed to pick out a couple of Greenfinch.

Thanks for reading

Bird List : Blackbird, Black headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Crow, Common Gull, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Lapwing, Long tailed Tit, Magpie, Pheasant, Pied wagtail, Robin, Starling, Woodpigeon (22)

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