Sunday, 28 December 2014

Another Patch Walk!

Date: 28th December - 1PM
Location:  Patch Walk - Newton Park Lake

Observation:  A belated Xmas walk, done our normal patch walk out to the lake, walking through Campsite and up to Dog Walk, mostly Blackbirds and Robin, Dunnock, Wren and Long-Tailed Tits. The Buzzard took off in nearby trees and flew off mewing. Heard a noise which we thought Squirrel hacking at first, but turned out to be Fieldfare feeding on Apples with small group of Blackbirds. A few more House Sparrow back (seemed to disappear for a short while). Onto the Lake a fairly big group of Redwing in orchard. Seen our first Nuthatch since  September, which was a nice surprise! 1 Little Owl on his normal tree and 1 Mistle Thrush on top lake being protective over his tree where the Redwing were trying to steal the last of his berries! On the wander home, seen a Bullfinch, Buzzard and Kestrel.

Just as we got home, talking about the Fox we heard screaming last night about 2am. Pointed to where the sound was coming from last night and there she was sunbathing! Seemed fine, as after a couple of minutes taking some pictures, went back into the bushes.

Weather:  Blue Sky, Cold, No Wind
Other Species: 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 1 Little Owl, 1 Fieldfare, 30+ Redwing, 2 Greater-Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Jay - Of Note

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