Thursday, 28 June 2012

Scarce Chaser

Date spotted: 28th June 2012 - 2pm
Location: Newton Park Lake - Zones 1,2+5
Observation: Approx 6 Male Scarce Chaser, flying around both top and bottom lake. No females were seen.
Weather: Sunny Spells, Cloudy, Very Warm
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blackbird, Coal Tit, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Crow, Jackdaw, Collared Dove, Moorhen, Coot, Mute Swan + Cygnet, Mallard + Duckling, Grey Heron, Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Wren
Butterflies, Moths + Dragonflies - 
Five Spot-Burnet, Marbled White, Small Skipper, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Scarlet Tiger Moth, Broad-Bodied Chaser, Scarce Chaser, Small Red Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly, Migrant Hawker Dragonfly.


Friday, 22 June 2012

Green Woodpecker - Picus viridis

Date spotted: 21/06/2012 -3.30pm
Location: Home - zone 5
Observation: Green Woodpecker feeding in back garden just after the rain shower, soon after joined by Wood Pigeon and Blackbird also feeding.
Weather: Had just stopped raining, Cloudy and windy.
Other Species: Green Woodpecker, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon

Monday, 18 June 2012

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos Major

Date spotted:18th June 2012 - 2pm
Location: Newton St Loe - Zones 1 + 5
Observation: Great Spotted Woodpecker sat on telegraph pole for a few minutes before flying off into nearby trees for cover. Not alot of wildlife around for some reason, probably the most deserted walk we have been on this year!
Weather: Blue Sky with some Cloud, Warm
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Dunnock, Yellowhammer, Whitethroat, Pheasant, Great Spotter Woodpecker, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Swift, Blackbird.
Lots of damselflies about and also some fledglings.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

House Sparrow - Passer Domesticus

Date spotted: 17th June 2012 - 2pm
Location: Newton St Loe - Zones 1+5
Observation: Spotted the fledging House Sparrow sat on Cow Parsley and the male house Sparrow coming back and forth feeding the young, the fledging was also eating seeds form the Cow Parsley and watching flies landing around him! Buzzard landed a few metres away trying to hunt for the young, but flew off empty handed.
Also during the sunny spells, seen around 10 damselflies and quite a few butterflies and moths on cow parsley, first lot of insects this year!
Weather: Cloudy, Some Sunny Spells + Dry
Other Species: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Crow, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Swift, Skylark, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Buzzard, Robin. Also alot of fledglings about.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Coal Tit - Periparus Ater

Date spotted: 6th June 2012 - 2.30pm
Location: - From the Window - Zone 5
Observation: All these birds were spotted feeding in just 30 minutes! All the Great Tits and Blue Tits visiting had no fur on the faces maybe due to breeding or diseases? There were 50+ Swifts catching flies above the feeders just after it started raining aswell!
Weather: Raining, Cloudy, Windy
Other Species: Great Tit, Swift, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Blackbird, Crow, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Magpie, Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon, Chaffinch, Coal Tit