Monday, 6 April 2015

Yellowhammers + Swallows!

Date: 6th April - 1PM

Location:  Newton Park Lake + Village

Observation:  Alot quieter through the work in the campsite due to the Bank Holiday, so alot more bird song about! The Dog Walk produced 7+ Yellowhammer alot closer than normal which was nice! They all flew off and kept circling for about 10 minutes. There were the normal pair of Buzzards circling over Seven Acre Woods. Further down the lane, was another Buzzard who was hovering before chasing off a Raven!

 A Greater-Spotted Woodpecker in the Church area, with 2 further Buzzards and 1 Sparrowhawk hovering over the fields.

The resident Little Owl was present and enjoying the sun, the other of the pair is hopefully in the nest !

On the Top Lake, the resident Mute Swan was on the nest, with 1 egg laid (since last night!), hopefully will be a successful year again for them!

Walking back through the village this newly arrived Barn Swallow was resting up and preening before catching some flies in the farm! Lovely to see them back and about 2 weeks earlier than the previous 2 years!

A very low hovering Kestrel finished off the walk and gave some stunning views before diving down into the field!

Weather:  Blue Sky, Sunny + Warm

Other Species: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 5 Buzzard, 7+ Yellowhammer, 1 Little Owl, 2 Raven, 1 Greater spotted Woodpecker, 1 Swallow, 4 Mute Swan (1 on nest) - Of Note

Butterflies: 10+ Brimstone, 2 Small White, 1 Coma, 3 European Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell 

Late news Garden Spot -Orange Tip Butterfly 

Thanks For Looking !

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