|Sunrise on another glorious sunny day :-)|
A GREY HERON and a pair of GREYLAG GEESE flew over early on, and the LITTLE OWL was on it's roof top perch at the old shack thats in the Ashes lane Field.
|This one is particularly wary, so I don't approach it too close!|
I spent some time just listening in the Scrubby Woods, with the Chiffchaff song high in my mind, but it is just a few days early for this, the undoubted first spring migrant that appears on my patch, to sing just yet, the earliest singer I have had here is the 10th March and that occurred back in 2003. I did hear TREECREEPER and COAL TIT sing though, as well as BLACKBIRD, MISTLETHRUSH, SONGTHRUSH, WREN, ROBIN, DUNNOCK, GOLDCREST, GREENFINCH, and CHAFFINCH, I also heard the NUTHATCH'S calling as well as a few BULLFINCH, and 3 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS chased through a nearby large Oak.
Three raptor species were seen up hunting over the fields and Greenhouse Grounds, 2 of those were BUZZARDS, plus one each of SPARROWHAWK and KESTREL. The Greenhouse Copse was again home to a Little Owl, and the Greenhouse Grounds had of note a few MEADOW PIPITS and 4 REDWING, as well as, at last, a YELLOWHAMMER (58) for the March List.
I also found this Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly at the Greenhouse Grounds.