Thursday, 14 October 2010

Galliformes and Ratite’s………?

As I approached the sewage works, at the new stables, there are some  Golden Pheasants and Rhea’s in an enclosure, which added a bright colour and interest to an otherwise dull cloudy day. Another flash of colour in the form of a Goldcrest, which was accompanying a fast moving flock of Long-tailed Tits was seen in the trees surrounding the works. Peering over the fence I saw at least 20 Pied Wagtails, five were Alba. Continuing up the track to Freeman’s there were three more flocks of tits, one with a Chiffchaff in tow. 
Gull bank had mainly Lapwing with some Golden Plover and Dunlin on the mud. Three Little Egrets were on the Marsh, with Mute Swans, Curlews and a couple of Snipe. In the fields were Canada’s and Greylags. The Flood and Wildfowler’ were populated with Moorhen and Mallard.
Had a wander through Freeman’s Wood, nothing much about, not that I saw anyway. I did notice a good number of Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Robins. Also present were four Dunnock, two Jay and my first of the autumn two Redwing.

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