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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Two quick visits

Better late than never..............perhaps.

Going to take a break from all this for a few days, so two very quick visits today; morning and afternoon.

I just stayed around by the feeders and the road bridge for both visits, but still managed a few good birds.

Full list of today's sightings

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Northern Diver (Gavia immer)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major anglicus)
Grey Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla cinerea)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
British Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris britannica)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Reed Bunting [sp] (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Total species  30


  1. Nice video, have a pleasant couple of days then Keith.

  2. Looks like your feeder improvements are working well.
    Keep up the outings, like I have said before - I always check and read both of your blogs but I am terrible at commenting... sorry.

  3. Should be enough feed for a week there Keith. Have a good break and I hope Jim is OK.

  4. Hi Keith...I love seeing those little birds just flitting about eating the fruit in the tree very cute!! : }
    Ok now do you think you have enough feeders out ..your a real softy when it comes to your birds ; }!!
    Will miss you..

  5. Wonderful birds to see Keith... The Grey Wagtail was very obliging as was the GN Diver... beautiful birds to see.

  6. Your list of sightings for the day is LONG the sky was quite pretty in your video. Have a great weekend..IM OFF work until Monday it feels nice to be Free of that for a few days.

  7. Thanks Bob.

    Thanks Dale. Don't worry about the commenting. Never enough hours in the day to all we'd like to do. :-)

    Hope there's enough John lol
    Jim isn't making much progress with the tablets unfortunately.

    Thanks Grace. Yea, I love to see all the birds enjoying the food.

    Thanks Andrew. The diver has been here a week now. It might stay the winter.

    Thanks Sondra. Enjoy your time off work. :-)

  8. Great video Keith, super Grey Wagtail sequence. Enough food there for a few days I think!

    Have a safe trip...[;o)

  9. You could go for a month after leaving that much food. Lucky birds. have a good break.

  10. Thanks Trevor. Had a good break, and some great birds. Almost didn't make it back lol

    Thanks Adrian. I think the food only lasted a couple of days.
    It was good to get away for a while.