Friday, 18 February 2011

Wassell Grove Fisheries....17/02/2011

On my walk around the Fisheries Blue Tits where to be seen in every tree and shrub...well not quite every one but it did seem like it! Blackbird, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Siskin, Nuthatch, Robin, Songthrush, Magpie, Carrion Crow and a Raven were other species seen and a Green Woodpecker heard only. Two Buzzards were mewing and soaring overhead probably like me enjoying the occasional glimpse of sunshine. The highlight today were the c150 flock of Redwings and Fieldfares which were feeding in the paddocks and perching in the trees, they took flight several times! I wonder if they are now grouping ready for their return to their breeding grounds? It was lovely to see such a good sized flock in flight! The Hazel trees looked a treat bedecked with catkins (male flower). Spring is starting to spring at last!


  1. Isn't it nice when we get to see and feel some warm sunshine Pam,your walk sounds a delight and your Catkins a pleasure to see!

  2. I agree, it is nice to see and feel some warm sunshine and as it is at a premium these last few months best to make the most of it when given the chance. It was an enjoyable walk, a Thursday not Saturday solitude!
    Thanks for your kind comments Ruth.