Sunday, 27 March 2016

Easter Sunday Patch Walk

Date: 27/03/2016
Location: Newton St Loe - Patch
Weather: Cloudy with some blue skies, small rain shower.
Other Species:
 Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Buzzard, 25+ Yellowhammer, Red Legged Partridge, GS Woodpecker, Teal, 2 Goosander (1 Male + 1 Female), Mistle Thrush, Meadow Pipit, 

First off Comma Butterfly on Friday at Bath Mill near Brook my first Butterfly of the year on patch! 25/03/2016
Previous records show 16/03/2014 and 06/04/2015.

Today headed at through Bath Mill and a Grey Heron hunting in brook, surprising as not much in Brook apart from the rare very small Trout.

Up through 'Dog Track' Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff plus Skylarks up and singing and 5/6 Yellowhammers in hedgerows.

By the time I normally reach Pennyquick road the normal species count is 22, today no different. Red Legged Partridge taking me to the 22.

No Swallows or Martins over Village earliest date for us is early April.
So any day now !
Quiet through Village also on lakes, sat watching for 10 mins or so but Mallards and Teal about it. Was about to leave lakeside and spotted 2 Goosanders 1 Male + 1 Female, top end by hut must have been diving to feed ?
At football pitches 2 Mistle Thrushes feeding, very windy now !

Headed up over towards Park Farm and Yellowhammers numbers good with at least 20+ in hedgerows and feeding on large dung heap. 
2 more Buzzards overhead and a few more Skylarks also saw 1 Meadow Pipit that was about the lot.

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