Friday, 19 February 2010
A walk around the whole perimeter of the Fisheries this morning was peaceful and pleasant. The highlight on the walk was a Buzzard 'mewing' as it perched in a tree, I watched it as it made it's way to to the other end of the field flying from tree to tree. I did not have close up views for a photo but good enough views for me to enjoy the sight of it and of course to hear the Buzzard. I love to see Buzzards, they seem to command such regal presence. High in a tall tree were a flock of 18+ Starlings with 8 Fieldfares, I was later to see possibly the same Starling flock with 6+ Redwings. It was a cold morning so I did not stay in one spot for too long, best to keep walking and keep the blood flowing to keep warm. Blue Tit, Wren, Dunnock, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Carrion crow, Woodpigeon and Magpie were other species seen this morning. A Moorhen pottered in the vegetation down by the pools and a few Mallards were on a patch of water on a pool that was not frozen. A couple of hours soon pass by just strolling, I really enjoy this walk.