Week 11

Another spring like week but not enough to bring the insects out yet, birds however have had another good week

The highlights being a Common Buzzard thru the site seen by chance this time as I got the back-end  of the bird as it was disappearing, no calls alerted me this time. I would like to take this oppurtunity to say that summer has arrived on site with the first summer migrant seen, this being a Chiffchaff. It was a very busy bird calling from numerous trees and giving me the run around, I did wonder how it had an energy after that long migration from Africa, great to see back.

Other highlights this week was seeing the Nuthatch clearing out the nest hole, the pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers all week and heard drumming, the pair of Grey Wagtails on the brook all week

Grey Heron on the small pond but soon took off as I approached, a pair of Goldcrest in the wood along with Wrens, and Goldfinch back on site, the Pheasants seem to have taken up territory near by.

Around the table this week inc. Robin, Dunnock, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Long tailed Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Woodpigeon, Pheasant, Blackbird, Song Thrush

A Fox was also seen this week along the brook before running across the field

Birds this week : Blackbird, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Crow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Jackdaw, Long tailed Tit, Magpie, Nuthatch, Pheasant, Robin, Rook, Song Thrush, Woodpigeon, Wren (24)


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