Ready and Waiting

November 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm

The exceptionally mild weather is prolonging Autumn and without a gale there may be some leaves still on the trees in December.

Whilst there are very few Fieldfares about at present I did see a flock of fourteen Redwings on the 17th. On Hopwood the first Woodcock arrived on the 14th with others appearing the following day. One dusk twenty Goldfinches were going to roost in a single Oak tree that was still retaining its leaves and providing plenty of cover for the night.

A visit to Tandle HIll to film the spectacular colours of the Beech trees resulted in Crossbills being heard in the pine trees nearby and the Holly bush full of berries was awaiting the Autumn Thrushes or perhaps even a Waxwing as there are already hundreds arriving in Norfolk.