Friday, April 15, 2011

Apr 15th

Woodland: 2 Tawny Owl [pair calling from near a nest box at 8:30pm]

Friday, April 08, 2011

Apr 8th

Pit Tip: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat [both at Dawson's Corner and firsts of the year]
Mill Lakes: 1 Common Buzzard [back of the Reedbed], 1 Blackcap, 1+ Common Snipe [flushed from Dipping Ponds and seen near Mud Island], 3 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL [over Reedbed NW]
Broad Valley: 1 NORTHERN WHEATEAR [male in Spinney Field], 1 Common Buzzard [on telegraph pole at Quarry entrance]

Northern Wheatear [Male - Spinney Field]

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Apr 6th

Pit Tip: 4+ Skylark, 7+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mallard [over Main Plantation]
Woodland: 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Blackcap [Male - Woodland/Sidings]

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mar 25th

Woodland: 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff [Ferny Wood], 1 Coal Tit, 5 Nuthatch, 1+ Siskin [Three Ponds]
Lamin's Lane: 2+ Common Buzzard, 32 Lapwing, 3+ Yellowhammer, 12+ Linnet, 5 Tree Sparrow, 1 Skylark

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mar 22nd

Woodland: 2 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit [collecting nest material], 1 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Pit Tip: 4+ Skylark, 4+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mar 12th

Noteworthy from this morning's walk was a very evident presence of Great Tit totalling in excess of 55 birds around the site. Two Tree Sparrow in the hedgerow at the Quarry Entrance were my first record of birds within the official park boundary. Small groups of Siskin and Lesser Redpoll were present around Mill Lakes and Leen Pastures, with a flock of the latter at Willow Pools potentially containing the odd Mealy.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Mar 8th

Lamin's Lane: c.50 Golden Plover [Top Woods Ground], 3 Lapwing [Killarney View Field], 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Tree Sparrow, 7 Chaffinch, 2+ Greenfinch, 5+ Goldfinch, 1 Siskin [drinking from puddle], 1 Pied Wagtail [Killarney View Field]
Woodland: 3 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 7 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4+ Song Thrush, 2 Nuthatch