Sunday, 20 March 2016

Spring Equinox 2016 !

Date: 20th March 2016 
Location: Newton Park Lake Circular
Weather: Cloudy, Overcast, Some Wind
Other Species: 2 Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Long-Tailed Tit, Goldcrest, 3 Green Woodpecker, 5+ Buzzard, 2+ Skylark, 20+ Yellowhammer, 120+ Starling, 4 Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Raven, 1 Goosander (Female), 30+ Teal, 9 Fieldfare, 2 Little Owl, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Kestrel, 3 Siskin - Of Note -
46 Species Total

Observation: Out through Bath Mill as normal, not much until the Dog Walk where a single Goldcrest was buzzing around in the hedgerow and 3 Buzzard were circling overhead. At the crossroads a huge flock of approx 150+ Wood Pigeon took off and circled around the fields diving as if they were being chased (we couldn't see anything). Along the lane a few Skylarks singing, and another overhead Buzzard.

Through the Village was quiet with just the common garden birds. 2 Buzzards sat in Workshop Covert along with a Song Thrush mimicking the Buzzards!

The Heronry still looking good with 4 Grey Heron present, 2 of which at still on nests.

Both 'Top Lake' and 'Bottom Lake' pretty quiet until... we spot a single Female Goosander on the far bank, they all disappeared around a month ago, so maybe the numbers will be on the rise again!

Also good news... We have our pair of Little Owls back again and there looking healthy.

In the woods, a Roe Deer who was happily feeding.

We returned via Park Farm, on the walk up a few more Buzzard overhead aswell as 15+ Yellowhammer.

Back in the Village, the resident Kestrel was the normal telegraph pole.

As we got back to Bath Mill, we spotted 3 Siskin feeding in the Alder tree's on Newton Brook.

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