Tuesday, 14 March 2017

My sixth full patch walk of the month produced another good haul of bird species, 47 in all, but none were new to the March list, which still needs Grey Heron!

A COOT had arrived at the lakes, the second one this month, where the MUTE SWANS remain, plus a few CANADA GEESE mixed with the male MALLARDS, the females are presumably away on their nests.

A couple of CHIFFCHAFFS were singing from the Scrubby Woods, but I couldn't find either Bullfinch nor Treecreeper in there today.

Two MANDARIN DUCKS flew into the Wet Woods, watched as I passed through the Ashes Lane Fields, where there were at least 40 REDWINGS and 4 FIELDFARE as well as 2 MEADOW PIPITS.

HERRING GULL, LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL, BLACK HEADED GULL and SISKIN were recorded flying over Migrant Alley, the adjacent Greenhouse grounds were home as usual to the KESTREL pair and a few PIED WAGTAILS.

SKYLARKS once again were the only occupants of Bustard Hill, but a BUZZARD was also seen flying over, before diving into the Greenhouse Copse.

Black Headed Gull

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