Wednesday, 8 March 2006

Bird news

Wednesday 8th
  • Female siskin still visiting our feeder regularly Wednesday and pair of buzzards together from the window, joined briefly by a male sparrowhawk, Weds am (Mark Ward)
    1100hrs: Common Buzzard calling over Quarry. Pair of Shelduck on Warren Villas viewable from The Plateau (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Tuesday 7th

  • Not much to report Tuesday, but the female siskin that first appeared outside my window yesterday has now taken the place of the males and is visiting the Web Team feeder regularly (Mark Ward)

Monday 6th

  • 3 buzzards showing from the bottom of the heath at lunchtime Monday, including one perched on a pylon. Also 5 fieldfares in the field at the bottom. A few siskins around the reserve, with 3 - 2 males - now visiting our feeder. One is still singing strongly at times from the hazel in the corner of the Avocet car park when not at the feeder (Mark Ward)
  • 3 Common Buzzards, including one very pale individual over Biggleswade Common 1300hrs Monday (Darren Oakley-Martin & Katie Fuller)

Sunday 5th

  • Siskins & goldfinches on the seed feeders at The Lodge shop, Sunday, and a buzzard soaring over the woodland to the east of the mature heath (Neil Renwick)

Friday 3rd

  • 23 Siskins flew over the house and settled in a birch to the south of the garden at 1600hrs Friday. Barn Owl seen again briefly at Warren Villas, 1725hrs (Darren Oakley-Martin)

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