Location: Newton St Loe,Zone 1+3+4+5
Observation: Started usual patch walk at around 11am today seemed very quiet up through campsite and up to Seven Acre wood. Just before I crossed road at Pennyquick met Ali BOC member who said not much about either !
I will make a map and walk page to make it easier for non locals to find everything although birds do move! I usually walk around 6 miles on Patch so our sightings are spread out a bit.
New Link on Right Patch Map
Treecreeper (Workshop Convert woodland, newly cleared so good to see birds here)
Another From newly cleared woodland ,Nuthatch.
Natural England doing work to make Grounds like they were in the 1800's !
Any way headed on to Village where 1 Barn Swallow was thats it ! On entering workshop convert wood saw 2 Nuthatch and 2 Treecreepers. Crossed Newton Park Drive towards fishing lake nothing on lower lake next lake was slightly better with 2 Goldcrest in fir trees and a fly past Kingfisher .
Top Lake Grey Heron
Headed on through following permissive path through small woodland and on up to Park View Farm here 2 Kestrels on Poles and a flypast Sparrowhawk. 3 juv. Yellowhammer in hedge on Natural England path. Roe deer in field eating blackberries then 3 Ravens at end of byway with a Treecreeper in woods on righthand side. Buzzards were up soaring on thermals as temp was warming up and home .
Weather: Blue sky temperature rising into afternoon.
Other Species: 2Nuthatch, 3Treecreeper, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Raven, Grey Heron, 2 Goldcrest, Yellowhammer - Of note.
Yellowhammer Hiding But there !
And a final Roe Deer 12o'clock Lane middle.
Thanks for Looking