Sunday, 28 April 2013

Roe Deer - Capreolus Capreolus






Date spotted: 28th April - 3PM
Location: Newton Park Lake - Zones 1,2+5
Observation: Walked through the woods to find a Roe Deer, which was feeding on the shoots from the trees, it seen us but didn't really seem bothered about us watching him. He then slowly walked off to the right into the hedges. It was pretty deserted for birds today apart from Blackbirds and Green Woodpecker there were plenty of them around! No sign of the Buzzard or Little Owls which are normally spotted on EVERY trip out to the Lake, so a little worrying so will visit again and look out for them! On the Top Lake, the nesting Mute Swans were there still. The female sat on the nest, no eggs or cygnets yet though, some weird behaviour from a Male and Female Mallard, it seemed to be stealing part of the nest and eating it, the Female tried her best to get rid of them but they kept returning!
Weather: Cloudy, Light Rain, Warm
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Crow, Jackdaw, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Coot, Green Woodpecker, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Barn Swallow, Linnet, Starling, Skylark, Mallard, Collared Dove, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Roe Deer