Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Patch...

An early morning visit at dawn today to look for any hunting Owl's revealed 3 Barnies hunting in the now, not so wet pasture field,giving great views as they looked for voles.Nearby,the 5 Green Sand's where again present in the Soak drain along with Common Snipe and a couple of Grey Herons.As it started to get light properly a few flocks of Pink-footed Geese came off the Wold top and in the distance towards South Ferriby several large skeins totalling about 500 birds headed west.I love to hear and see this species,a true reminder that winter and the colder months are on the way.Other species observed where a single Siskin,over west,21 Stock Dove and the usual Common Buzzard's,with 5 being seen in total.Non-bird sighting's included my largest count of Roe Deer on the patch this year,with 8 animals being seen,these comprised of 2 Buck's and 6 Doe's.These are lovely animals and i always take my time to watch them,lets hope we don't get any problems with poaching down here,as in other parts of the County!A much more enjoyable visit compared to yesterdays windswept affair!

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