Sunday, 16 March 2014

Pairing Up !






Date: 16th March - All Day

Location:  Newton St Loe - Zones 1,2,4+5
Observation:  No sign of the Water Rail on top or bottom lake, or the Little Owl pair on bottom lake, but the new Little Owl (we think last years chick, as is very small) was present further up in the woods, a small group of Buzzards flying on thermals  together. Not many birds around apart from that and the usual suspects, the first butterflies of this year included a Brimstone, Comma and Small Tortoiseshell. Also, a Common Toad sunning him-self on the footpath! All birds we seen were pairing up so hopefully be a successful breeding season!
Weather:  Blue Sky, Some Wind, Warm
Other Species: Buzzard, Goldfinch, Skylark, Little Owl, Green Woodpecker, Long-Tailed Tit, Jackdaw.