Friday, 24 November 2006

Bird news

Friday, 24th November

  • The Borage Field (Compartment H1) at lunchtime: grey partridge 0, red-legged partridge 8, skylark 41, meadow pipit 0, chaffinch c.30, greenfinch c.25, brambling 0, redpoll 0. (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Thursday, 23rd November

  • A buzzard flew low over the trees parallel with the car park and osprey building. (Ian Hayward)
  • The Borage Field (Compartment H1) at lunchtime: grey partridge 5, skylark 35, meadow pipit 4, chaffinch 6, greenfinch 0, brambling 0, redpoll 0. (Darren Oakley-Martin)
  • 3 Red Admirals in the gardens at lunchtime; also one Common Darter still sunning itself on the House wall and a fine Red-green Carpet by the entrance to Osprey building (Martin Davies)
  • I heard a siskin flying over calling near the canteen today and there were 2 red admirals sunbathing on the wall at the eastern entrance to the memorial garden at lunchtime today (Mark Ward, Katie Fuller and Lucinda King)
  • We now have a regular male sparrowhawk patrolling the vicinity of the webcam feeder, first spotted by Sheena a couple of weeks ago sitting on top of the feeder! At the end of last week it was proudly perched atop the feeder once again just outside my window for a short while. (Mark Ward)

Wednesday, 22nd November

  • Common buzzard over the Quarry at 1045hrs. (Darren Oakley-Martin)
  • Red Admiral in the Courtyard at 10.45 (Margaret Walton)

Tuesday, 21st November

  • 2 muntjac (adult plus young?) seen from the quarry trail. Didn't seem bothered by us, unlike the fox that bolted from cover about 15 yards from them. Wonder what it was up to? (Tony Payne, Keith Blomerley, Dave Pons, Frank James, James Hall, Francis Denning
  • The Borage Field (Compartment H1) at lunchtime: skylark 47, meadow pipit 3, chaffinch c.50, greenfinch c.30, brambling 2, redpoll 2 over. (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Monday, 20th November

  • Single Red Admiral, Peacock and Common Darter, all on south wall of house at lunchtime (IKD, DFD)
  • Red Admiral & Peacock in the garden; Red-green Carpet at Osprey porch. There's a Stinkhorn colony living up to its name & attracting flies by the path at the bottom of the heath - includes freshly emerged fruit & 2 eggs (Nigel Willits)
  • Red Admiral in the Courtyard at 11.30 and another one seen near the hide at 13.00 (Trish Clegg)
  • Mistle thrush singing in the Quarry at 0850hrs. (Darren Oakley-Martin)

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