Friday, 23 March 2007

Bird news

Thursday, 22nd March
  • Bank Vole by the hide. (Nigel Willits)

Wednesday, 21st March

  • This evening on walking home via the gardens I was surprised to see 3 adult muntjacs on the garden side of the perimeter fence. Not too far away on the left hand side of the steps leading to the heath were another 3 calmly watching as I walked by. (Ian Hayward)
  • Moorhen in Memorial Garden lunchtime (heard, not seen - presumably at the pond)Buzzards seem to be slightly less obvious this weekJackdaws still busy shoving twigs down the chimneys at the house (a few pics here: Fuller)
  • A small flock of siskins and at least 1 redpoll in Scots pines along the southern boundary wall, close to Plantation Pond, Wednesday afternoon.
  • A slender groundhopper was found on this morning's bug hunt, among rotten wood on the heath (Neil Renwick)

Monday, 19th March

  • Sparrowhawk flying a foot off the ground along drive and past stable block, presumably hoping to surprise prey (Chris Magin)
  • Friday, 16th MarchChiffchaff singing by the bridleway paddocks (Nigel Willits)

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