Tuesday, 9 February 2016

More signs of spring

9th February 16          morning                mid section

sunny,  2-6°c,  985 mb,  SSW 4-SW 7 mph

  Five species of birds singing and more drumming from an unseen great spotted woodpecker, plus a pair of mallard back on the Wetland pool. Surprisingly the most unexpected sighting was a splendid male pheasant strutting around the field to the east of the Wetland pool. Severn siskin in the Alders around the Wetlands were good to get as they have been rather scarce this winter.

Little Grebe 2 S&W Compton
Mallard pair Wetlands
Pheasant 1♂ Wetland Field
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming Barleyfield Annex
Wren 2 singing mid section
Dunnock 3 singing mid section
Robin 7 singing mid section
Song Thrush 6 singing mid section
Great Tit 4 singing mid section
Chaffinch 1♂ Top Barleyfield
Greenfinch 1 Top Barleyfield
Siskin 7+ Eddies Alders
Bullfinch 1♀ Barleyfield Annex

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