Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Still winter

Wednesday 22 March 2017

After going AWL for a couple of weeks the Green Sandpiper returned today.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

My Mistake

Thursday 16 March 2017

Water Rail still present so perhaps winter is not yet over. A distant flypast Mute Swan counts as species number 56 for the year.

Monday, 13 March 2017

More signs of spring

Monday 13 March 2017

This time Butterflies -5 Brimstone, 3 Small Tortoiseshells and a Comma.


and, at last managed to fish out one of the newts from the Millbrook Mead pond which, as expected turned out to be a Common.



Sunday, 12 March 2017

Winter over?

Sunday 12 March 2017

It looks like the Egret, Sandpiper and Rail have moved on and with 3 Chiffchaffs yesterday summer must be on the way!

Friday, 10 February 2017

No 50 for the cress beds

Friday 10 February 2017

Pair of Canada Geese flew over but apart from that all remains the same with Water Rail, Green Sandpiper and Little Egret still around.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Not much change

Sunday 5 February 2017

Most of the regulars still on the cress beds with Green Sandpiper, Water Rail and somewhere between 1 and 3 Little Egrets. Only real changes  - winter thrushes seem to have departed and a couple of Song Thrushes in full song.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Species 49 for cress beds

Friday 27 January 2017

Don't get too excited just a Blackcap of the male variety.