This week with the finer weather i have got back into riding my bike, we have lots of lanes and track around where we live. Some of the smaller roads are not safe to walk on, riding round on your bike you get to see things you might otherwise have missed.
In the fields I found a flock of Fieldfare , Curlew and Starlings.
I came across some friendly sheep.
I have to say it was FLIPPING COLD but fun all the same.
Back home got the car and drove down to a well known flooded field, on Facebook they had mentioned there was a few new birds about.
There is a lovely cafe and shop too.
|Wigeon (thanks Pam)|
At the far end of the pond was a Shelduck, both new birds for this years list. On the other side of the road , not as flooded were, Black headed-gulls, Common gull, Oystercatchers, Lapwings and what we think is a juvenile herring Gull.
Back in the car I called at Caring for life (garden centre, restaurant) they have a nature walk, with food out for the wild birds.
Bulfinch, Reed bunting, Goldfinch, Chaffinch., all feeding.
Out of the corner of my eye spotted this bird running back and forth to the feeder, turned out to be a Water rail.
|Aconites amongst Heuchera|
Lets hope next week is not too cold... stay warm.