Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Lesser Redpoll - Carduelis Cabaret !




Date spotted: 9th April - 1.45pm
Location: Newton Park Lake - Zones 1,2,4,5
Observation: Flock of 15+ redwing sat in tree singing with Wood Pigeons and Magpie.
2+ Chiffchaff feeding on flies in the trees.
Unknown bird but could be Stock Dove, there was two of them flying from grass field into trees. Never seen them before.
Small group (5+) Lesser Redpoll feeding on Alder tree seeds next to Lake. Nice record as never seen Redpoll on lake let alone Lesser!
Weather: Cloudy and Light Rain but Warm
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Magpie, Crow, Jackdaw, Mallard, Coot, Mute Swan, Treecreeper, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Redwing, Wood Pigeon, Redpoll, Chiffchaff, Moorhen, Collared Dove, Buzzard, Wren, Robin, Lesser-Black-Backed Gull, Starling, Grey Heron