Thursday, 28 March 2013

Kingfisher - Alcedo Atthis




Date spotted: 28th March - 2PM
Location: Zones 1,2 + 5 - Newton Park Lake
Observation: Locals had been saying about a Kingfisher on the local brook, which we had never seen before today! We went for a walk to the lake and along the brook was sat a Male Kingfisher looking in the water for fish, he then flew a little further up and called, he sat in the tree and didn't fish successful but flew off north up the brook. Cool to see close and on a local patch! On the Lake, the Male and Female Little Owls are safe and well but very jumpy so do no approach! The top Lake, the Mute Swan pair are starting to nest, with the female sat on the nest making it comfy and the Male scaring off everything on the Lake, normal! So again, approach the lake with care.
Weather: Cloudy, Cold but Dry.
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Redwing, Chaffinch, Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Mallard, Mute Swan, Teal, Little Owl, Greenfinch, Robin, Kingfisher, Kestrel, Buzzard, Wood Pigeon, House Sparrow, Pheasant