Sunday, 3 January 2016

Springtime Calls!

Date: 3rd January 2016 - Happy New Year !
Location: Newton Park Lake Circular

Observation: After the rain had stopped, the sun started to show and the skies cleared. We grabbed our camera's and headed out. We avoided Seven Acre way, due to the rain, it would have been very boggy! The pair of Stonechat's still present in Horse Fields in Village. Hopefully they stick around and successfully nest, as plenty of food for them in the Spring/Summer! Been present since 19th November!

Male + Female Stonechat:

Pretty damp and roads flooded through to Send A Cow. Through the woodland there was a Song Thrush mimicking other bird calls, never gets boring listening to their 'dictionary' of bird songs. Here's the same Song Thrush singing:

Back in December heard a Starling and Blackbird doing the same in almost the same place! On Butterfly Alley, there was a Great Tit doing his springtime 'teacher, teacher' call.

Bottom Lake was at the highest level we have seen, a fly-past Kingfisher was the best of it.
Top Lake still had the 4 Goosanders (3 Male and 1 Female). 

Little Grebe is still present favouring the far corner.

A pair of Kingfishers were calling to each other and trying their hardest to fish but the water was so muddy, be surprised if they caught any fish!

Walking back along the Uni Drive, a Nuthatch appeared on the highest branch, fed for a short while before flying off.

On the return through the Village, Stonechats were still present. Same field also had a Kestrel on telegraph pole along with 4 very flighty Mistle Thrushes.

Weather: Blue Sky + Sunny! - Warm (9 Degrees)
Other Species: 1 Kestrel, 1 Raven, 2 Stonechat, 4 Goosander (3 Male + 1 Female), 2 Kingfisher, 1 Little Grebe, Teal, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Mistle Thrush, 7+ Song Thrush, 20+ Redwing

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