I walked over to the Lakes and Scrubby Wood area, I wanted to see how the COOTS were doing with their four youngsters, I found them easy enough, but alas one of the chicks has already gone!
|Two of the Coot chicks - the first ever seen at Pittswood :-)|
|I think this adult is the male|
In the Scrubby Woods I listened hard for a Turtle Dove, Lesser Whitethroat or maybe an early Garden Warbler, but none have arrived here yet, the already arrived, paired up, and nesting CHIFFCHAFFS were very vocal, as were the BLACKCAPS, they were also busy with nests. GREEN and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS were making themselves obvious today, the songs of ROBIN, DUNNOCK, BLACKBIRD, SONGTHRUSH, and WREN, as well as all the calls of the Tits and finch's plus a distant NUTHATCH made for an enjoyable hour there.
The habitual sky watch over on my seat at Migrant Alley, produced a SPARROWHAWK, and four local SWALLOWS, but not the hoped for Yellow Wagtail, the KESTREL pair were both seen around the nest box, with the male hunting over the Greenhouse Complex too, the recently arrived Whitethroat in the Greenhouse Complex Grounds seems to have moved on :-(
|A view through the Wet Woods|
|ROOK on the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley|