Saturday, 18 February 2012
Friday at the Fisheries....17/02/2012
With Saturdays weather forecast to be wet and cold and today being dull but mild I decided a Friday afternoon walk would be the best plan. A Goldcrest moving swiftly along the hedgerow was the first sighting as I walked along the top path and then a male and two female Bullfinches in the trees, I would imagine they are now eating the new buds that are starting to appear. Plenty of bird song and calls were heard from Great and Blue Tits, Robins and the odd Blackbird. The mild temperature today had brought out the gnats, I walked through small clouds of them at times making me feel a bit itchy.lol! On the pools were Mallard, Moorhen, Canada Geese and a lone Black-headed Gull circled the pools. Other highlights today were Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pheasant and a flock of 30+ Winter Thrushes in flight, I reckon Redwings but couldn't be certain. So, nothing out of the ordinary seen but an enjoyable walk just the same!