Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Return Of The Man With The Green Bucket

I made my second seed 'drop-off' at my feeding station on the Moss this afternoon and the plan was to have a walk round after I had put the food out. Unfortunately the forecasted rain front was just arriving and a wander over the open moss in the strong SSW wind and accompanying rain wasn't appealing!

The Tree Sparrows have found the food and there were 31 at the feeding station this afternoon with a few Chaffinches. Ten Fieldfares accompanied by a single Redwing and two Blackbirds flew off as I walked along the Hawthorn hedge running the length of the track.

Out in the flooded field to the south of the feeding station were 190 Lapwings and 80 Teal, which is quite a good count for the site. Lunch beckoned and I walked back to my car to eat my sandwiches listening to the 'World At One' before heading home to do some work.


Warren Baker said...

31 Tree Sparrows, just one here would be big news!

The Hairy Birder said...

That's the beauty of patch watching Warren isn't it? There's one or two regulars that you get that I would love on my patch including Green Woodpecker and Marsh Tit!