On parking up and getting my camera kit altogether, I heard the distinctive high, thin "seee seee seee" call of a flock of Long Tailed Tits (no puns please, am sick of hearing them now). These small, gregarious and noisy birds usually flit from tree to tree in flocks of up to 20 birds. Easily recognisable by its distinctive colouring, black and pink back and a black band on a white head. Plus having a tail that is bigger than its body (hence the name). On this occasion not close enough for a photograph but below is one I took last year of a juvenile Long Tailed Tit to give you an idea.
|Long Tailed Tit (Juvenile) - Preston Docklands|
|Redshank - River Ribble (Holme Road)|
After 40 minutes, I decided that I couldn't cope with the cold any longer and decided to bugger off back to work for a brew. Not a bad 40 minutes and may head back there tomorrow as not a bad little site at all and beats sitting in the office eating my lunch.
Other noticeable sightings: Grey Squirrel, 7 x Magpies, Teal and Blue Tits.
Hope people found this post a bit more informative than my usual posts. It's something that got mentioned to me and I hope people that don't know that much about wildlife start pick up on these things and in-turn it will assist them when they are out and about.
Thanks Nath think am gonna enjoy this blogging alot more now. Great advice mate.