Tuesday, 1 March 2011

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Fallow Deer
Pied Wagtail
Mistle Thrush
Snoozing Woodpigeon
We crossed the Humber Bridge to bask in the warmth of an un-forecast Spring-like morning. Hearwarmingly, after the severe winter there was quite a lot of Nuthatch activity, but conversely there was no evidence Green Woodpeckers had survived the same period. There was also less Great Spotted Woodpecker activity than last year. On the plus side Treecreepers seemed to be almost the most widespread birds in the afternoon, appearing virtually all over the site, but they were noticeable by their absence after lunch. A Buzzard flew over the morning group, but a Redpoll went over both sessions, with a Siskin only appearing in the afternoon. Jays flirted with both sessions with just tantalising views obtained. A pair of Mistle Thrushes flew very close towards us, but they were agitated about something. The Fallow & Red Deer didn't allow close views, but everyone got to see them. This is our first visit to this venue in 2011, but once all the sessions have visited, I've been asked to give it a rest until at least 2013!

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