Monday, 24 November 2008

Tawny Owl

A Tawny Owl was heard hooting in the copse next to the garden at 0045hrs on Saturday night - new species for the garden.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Double Fox

Foxes Playing
At the weekend on Saturday morning two foxes started chasing each other and playing by rearing up against each other and play biting and boxing. I'm not sure whether this is a courting pair or 2 youngsters from last year's litter.

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail
In Wimbledon Park at lunchtime I was pleased to eventually get a decent pic of the regular Grey Wagtail seen on the stream.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

New Garden Bird

Helen saw a Kingfisher fly up from the pond on Sunday morning - there isn't anything for it to catch so I may have to put some small fish in if we want regular sightings. Once again I dip on a garden Kingfisher - Helen saw the only one in our last garden years ago.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Bough Beech

My first visit to Bough Beech for a while revealed little of note in gloomy drizzle apart from 14 Mandarin Ducks, Fieldfare, Nuthatch and 100+ Jackdaws.

Also 2 Roe Deer came out of the woods to drink from the lake - my first there for a year to almost the exact day.

Green Heron

Managed to make the trip down to West Hythe on Thursday 30th Oct early morning. The Green Heron from North America was watched for an hour or so and I got a few pics. It's a cracking bird, 1st for me, 1st for Kent and only the 5th for the British Isles and it still there as I write.

Meanwhile, in the garden yesterday 2 Mistle Thrushes and a Great Spotted Woodpecker flew over and 10+ Long-tailed Tits moved through the trees.