Sunday, 29 December 2013

New Species Count - 35 Birds


Date spotted: 29th Dec - 2PM
Location: Newton St Loe Circular - Zones 1,2,4+5

Observation: Decided to walk around Newton St Loe, and back past Newton Park Lake. Pretty deserted to start with but soon picked up and proved to be a record breaker walk with 35 species of birds!! The Little Owl is back but 3 cygnets seem to be missing from the lake, but luckily past the predation stage (hopefully). Found 3 Nuthatches in the local yew trees near Home Farm, not very common in this area so was nice to see! Very nice walk
Weather: Blue Sky, Sunny, Cold
Other Species: 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 12 Wood Pigeon, 2 Buzzard, 7 Crow, 9 Magpie, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Rook, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Mute Swan (3 Cygnets missing), 25 Mallard, 2 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Little Owl, 6 Teal, 4 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 22 Redwing, 6 House Sparrow, 1 Pheasant, 5 Dunnock, 1 Wren, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Collared Dove, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Coal Tit, 9 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, 7 Black-Headed Gull, 4 Long-Tailed Tit, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Feral Pigeon 



Also, heard a badger in bushes, but disappeared before getting a definite ID or picture.