Margie and I went for a mid-morning walk around Hurstpierpoint today, down Langton Lane, through the Turkey farm, followed the Stream to Danworth Lane then home up Cuckfield Road, 3.8 miles although the good work was slightly undone by the large piece of yesterday's Chocolate/Cherry cake consumed on arrival home😢!
The walk itself was a bit low on bird activity although we did have a few Greenfinch along Langton Lane, the Dungheap is slowly increasing in size, several Blackbirds and Robins on it and a nice Pied Wagtail, hopefully it will have regained it's former glory by the Spring ready for a flood of migrants!! A couple of Red-legged Partridge hunkered down in a field and a small flock of Redwings in the top of a tree also along the lane!
|Love a fluffy Reedmace, look better with a Penduline Tit hanging off it, one day perhaps!!|
|Greenfinch, were a small flock squabbling loudly in this tree!|
|The Church from the Dungheap|
|Nice bright Pied Wagtail|
|Fieldfare, the only one we saw on the walk, numbers well down on last year, guess it just hasn't been cold enough to force them this far south yet!|
|Bird eventually flew off, showing nice pair of Yellow feet|
|Relocated to the top of a tall tree!!|
|Treecreeper photobombing my pin sharp Oak bark study!!|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker at some distance|