Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Triple Stags
Small Scrap
Red Deer Stag
Record shot of a Wren
Oak Apple Galls
The weather forecast was for a very bright morning and a cloudier afternoon. You won't be surprised to learn that the morning was cloudy, but we did have a couple of bright spells in the afternoon. The dull morning probably affected the quality of birdsong, though we did have brief views of a Nuthatch and a Treecreeper. We saw Long-tailed Tits & a Great Spotted Woodpecker (pm), but there weren't that many small passerines. The morning group saw a Jay, whilst the afternoon session had good views of a handsome male Kestrel. The feeding station was full of common birds in the morning after the Squirrels had been frightened off, [even a Goldcrest turned up in the trees around it] but it was virtually deserted in the afternoon. The deer weren't fed until both groups had finished, but they did mistake us for their bringers of food, so both sessions got good views of them. The 'white hart' was easier to see in the afternoon. Hopefully, a sunnier day in the next few weeks will bring out the alleged Lesser Spotted Woodpecker & the Little Owl!

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