Thursday, April 03, 2008

Thursday 3rd April

What a beautiful day it is today – a lovely spring day.

The first Blackcaps have arrived! 8 of them in total. 16 Chiff Chaffs were also heard singing, 3 Stock Doves were heard calling, 5 Pheasants called, 6 Nuthatch were noted, 5 Green Woodpecker were seen and heard – with 1 pair observed displaying, 5 Jay were seen, 5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard – with 2 birds drumming, a small group of Siskin were in Alders along the River Len, 3 Treecreeper were heard, and a pair of Little Owls were seen – they were first spotted sitting just inside their hole in the usual old Oak, and then at mid-morning, on a branch just above their hole ‘cuddling’ up, and preening each other – very romantic.

Chiff Chaff

Birds seen on the Lake were 13 Canada Geese, 1 cob Mute Swan, a male Tuftie, 5 Great Crested Grebes, and the countless Mallards, Coots and Moorhens. The gull flock on the Lake consisted of roughly 41 Black-headed Gulls, and 10 Common Gulls, and no Med Gulls.

Also noted was the first Peacock butterfly of the year.

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

Well done on the Blackcaps Simon! I'm still looking, but I really need an early mornings visit, maybe sat. I also had a peacock today see my blog.

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