All the usual suspects have been around, Tits, Bullfinches, Chaffinch, Woodpeckers have gone quiet, both Song & Mistle Thrush calling near Feeding station on Sunday, hence recognising calls is important. We still have a few Redpolls around & quite a few "Zorro Buntings". Plenty of Chiffchaffs about + a good number of Goldfinch.
The Original Zorro! (Reed Bunting) Grahams got snaps of some other similar ones.
Great Tit - One I super glued on Ed!!
Nice male Lesser Redpoll.
Almost normal female Reed Bunting.
Female Lesser Redpoll.
Smart looking Blue Tit.
On Saturday Three of us were "annoying" a Toad at the Lagoon! It was pretty chilled actually.
Here's a few of my snaps - No flash, so displays actual colour. Quite important to leave colour as is seen for ID purposes.
Again on Sunday I very, very, nearly stood on these 2 on the path near the Lagoon:
I moved them into the scrub Lagoon side after a few snaps!
Now then - Here's a good example for not altering colours:
Little Quiz for everybody :- Based on above shots, the single Toad we saw on Saturday ...... was it male or female?
Assuming you all agree it's a Toad?
After this I noticed a few coupled Toads around soggy bits in the denser tree cover!
Allan was asking whether we had seen any toads lately - It would appear this weekend was time for them to come out - So watch your step, It would be so easy to squish them if your not looking!