Friday, March 06, 2009

Friday 6th March

It was a beautiful sunny morning today with a little wind in the air.

3 Goldcrests were noted, 4 Nuthatch were heard calling, 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were drumming, 3 Treecreepers were heard, a cock Pheasant was spotted wandering through the old gardens, 2 Coal Tits were seen in the Alder Carr along the River Len, 2 Green Woodpeckers were heard, 2 Jay were noted, a Sparrowhawk flew over the Alder Carr along the Len, 3 Stock Dove were seen, and at least 5 Siskin were seen.

2 Grey Herons and 1 Kingfisher were seen along the River Len, a Grey Wagtail was heard flying over the Lake towards the pond, and 4 Cormorants were perched on the island next to the flooded Weir.

Birds of particular note on the Lake were 6 Great Crested Grebes, a pair Pochards – on the eastern stretch – 6 Tufted Duck, 12 Canada Geese, and 2 Mute Swans.

The gull numbers continued to remain high with a total of at least 195 Black-headed Gulls, at least 59 Common Gulls and at least 18 Mediterranean Gulls.

Several Lesser Celandine, Sweet Violet, Primrose and Coltsfoot were blooming, and it was a joy to discover and watch a pair of Long-tailed Tits making finishing touches to their nest tucked away in some brambles.

Long-tailed Tit

1 comment:

Warren Baker said...

Lets hope the weather is kind for the LTT's This year.

Next Event - TBA