The last couple of mornings have been absolutely stunning. Although I have only been able to enjoy them from the back garden, they've still offered me some spectacular seasonal sights.
|The valley mist looked like it was on fire this morning|
Now, this is a Wood Pigeon...
|and a much younger version of me!|
And these are also Wood Pigeons. But because they are many Wood Pigeons together, migrating, they are of a completely different league to the one pictured above...
|Three with a young Wood Pigeon|
Other than Wood Pigeons yesterday there wasn't all that much going over, and all day I didn't record anything new for the 'mini-lockdown list'.
Today however I was able to give it an hour and a half of uninterrupted attention (07:00 - 08:30) and recorded the following 'vismigging' over the garden:
3 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 90 Jackdaw, 9,500 Wood Pigeon, 48 Stock Dove, 18 Skylark, 82 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush, 140 Starling, 35 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 8 Linnet, 1 Siskin and 7 Reed Bunting.
I added three new species to the mini-lockdown list today, bringing it up to 70. One of those being the Bramblings mentioned above, as well as a Redshank (finally) and Shoveler. The latter thanks to a male that did a few laps over Black Hole Marsh this evening before flying south, no doubt back to Seaton Marshes.
One more day of mini-lockdown listing to go, and I cannot wait for it to be over...