Having finally moved into my new home last week and discovered Fieldfares and Redwings (from the garden), together with garden visitors of Robin, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Blackbirds and the occasional Collared Dove, I decided I needed a break from unpacking endless boxes (where did it all come from??) and headed out today to Warnham Nature Reserve.
Around the feeders it was quite busy; a Bittern had been seen during the week but despite several attempts by volunteers to find it, it had not been seen for the last two days.. of course it knew I would come to visit and had scarpered!
What was great was that several of the trees near the visitor centre played hosts to flocks of chirping Siskins... lovely :D
But could only get a shot of them (dreadful light today...) when they came to the feeders near the first hide.
As nothing much was doing I headed over to Pulborough Brooks... where had all the birds gone! Not even a Canada Goose. A flurry of crows went up and a Fieldfare was in amongst them but that was about it.. it was also threatening rain.
This herd of cows munched regardless....
And on the way out, a Pied Wagtail amongst the regulars at the feeders
And with that I headed home. Warnham Nature Reserve and Pulborough Brooks are now my local patches... both about the same distance away.. albeit in opposite directions :D
The Summer footpath
9 hours ago