Friday, 15 December 2006

Bird news

Friday, 15th December
  • Flock of siskins flying around Avocet car park (seen by Katie first and then me a bit later) (Mark Ward)
  • 12.45 pm Sparrowhawk flew into pines by Transport (Simon Marsh, Carl Simms)
  • Noon: Male sparrowhawk perched on the big tree just to the left of Transport Office, then swopped into the thick of the adjacent yew tree, and skittered about in the branches and foliage there, passerines (seemed mainly tits) whizzing out in all directions. He didn't catch any. (Euan Dunn)

Thursday, 14th December

  • Mottled Umber - Snipe north wall; December moth - Osprey porch. (Nigel Willits)A single buzzard from the window (Mark Ward)
  • Two siskins flew over Osprey Carpark at 0845hrs this morning. (Darren Oakley-Martin)

Tuesday 12th December

  • A little owl calling and in flight at 1300hrs today in the SW corner of the Heath. This was my first record at the reserve and species no.105 for the year. (Darren Oakley-Martin)
  • 2 buzzards on and off from my window and c60 fieldfares west over the gatehouse. (Mark Ward)

Friday, 8th December

  • Tawny Owl calling across quarry c.18.00. (Nigel Willits)

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