Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lumbutts, Tuesday

A quick look at what used to be my regular patch, taking advantage of the sunny weather.

Lee Dam

A Kingfisher on the top dam was a very pleasant surprise. I think this is the first one I have seen here, even though it always seemed a promising habitat.

Otherwise, it was rather quiet: one Moorhen on the lower dam, a flock of Canada Geese in the field to the east and a few Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Long-tailed Tits heard.

Longfield Dam

Rather sad to see this is now wired (although at least Lee Dam isn't), and totally devoid of wildfowl on this occasion.

Over the road, at least eight Lapwing feeding, along with at least one Rook and Starling - there may have been more of these hidden in the dip of the pasture, I suspect. There was also a flock of about thirty Black-headed Gulls further west in a field at the point the road bends right, and about twenty Canada Geese grazing near the riding stables.


Dave Sutcliffe said...

A few Kingfishers being reported in the last week or two ! Interesting.

Jeff Cox said...

I saw a Kingfisher at Lee Dam two weeks ago but was too busy with moving house to blog it. A few Goosander on there usually too through winter, certainly in the last few days before I left. I'll miss being able to walk the local patch of Lumbutts and Mankinholes but I'll soon settle into a new one (I hope).