Monday, 8 December 2014

Bird sightings, 8th December 2014

A beautiful, crisp winter's day at Winkworth with almost unbroken sunshine throughout and a maximum temperate of 7 degrees celsius.

The day started well with a Kingfisher giving a flypast across Rowe's Flashe Lake as I opened and cleaned the boathouse, and a rather dark Buzzard allowing very close views in the trees on the northwestern corner of the lake, where it stayed for most of the day.

The drake Pochard was still present on the lake, and there were again good numbers of Siskin and Redpoll flying about. A male and two female Bullfinches flew east over the boathouse first thing, and there were at least that many again in the upper arboretum towards the kiosk, tearoom and car park area, where there was also a Green Woodpecker calling in the afternoon.

Beech nut cases (above) and a probable Porcelain Fungus on the same tree (below)

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