Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Birding the local patch

An afternoon walk around my local patch produced the following species of note;

Woodoaks Farm
Kestrel (pair at Ladywalk Wood), Red Kite (3), Woodpigeon (c150), Little Owl (2 in old orchard), Green Woodpecker (1), Great-spotted Woodpecker (1), Chiffchaff (2).

Springwell Gravel Pit
Great-crested Grebe (2 pairs with recently fledged young and pair at nest), Mallard (duck with new brood of ducklings), Chiffchaff (juvenile).

Stockers Lake
Little Egret (7 in heronry at roost), Nuthatch (1), Common Whitethroat (pair with recently fledged young).  

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