Monday, 16 April 2012

Magpie - Pica Pica



Date spotted: 16th April 2012
Location: Newton St Loe - Zone 1+5
Observation: A male magpie sat feeding some homemade fatballs. Local magpies are currently building a nest opposite the feeder tree.
More barn swallows have now arrived (Approx. 10).
Group of at least 40 wood pigeons feeding in grass field. 
Weather: Blue sky slowly changing to overcast. Quite cold due to wind.
Other Species: Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Buzzard, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Pheasant, Linnet, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw, Yellowhammer, Blackcap, House Sparrow, Barn Swallow, Chaffinch, 2+ Chiffchaff, Skylark.