Friday, 10 March 2017

Back to quiet again!

Overcast, 11°, light S.

A somewhat drab day……………………………and quiet birdwise.

Only a Corn Bunting found on the hill today although 7 Red Kite and a single Buzzard soaring overhead and a Sparrowhawk flew south..

Several “winter thrush” flocks today numbering around 500 birds in total and a few Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting present in the hedgerows.

A couple of Mistle Thrush in song and 3 or 4 Song Thrush and at least 3 Great-spotted Woodpecker drumming.

A belated report of a Curlew that flew over Church road at the weekend (per Richard Broughton).

And another belated report of a Raven over Tony Rayner’s garden on Wednesday.

Mammals: Roe Deer, Brown Hare.

Butterflies: a Small Tortoiseshell yesterday.

Quite a few Bumble Bees around today virtually all Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) and a lot of trees and bushes in bud. Just waiting now for our first summer migrants to arrive!

Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera) in flower: Millennium Wood.

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