Monday, 15 October 2012

Come on you Reds


Redpolls, Redwings and Red Legged Partridge, were among a good variety of birds seen today.
Eight Redpolls were in and around the Oak trees along the bridleway (Greenaways). Four Siskin, three Goldcrests, a Treecreeper, Goldfinches, Blue Tits, Great Tits and lots of Long tailed Tits also in the same area. A solitary Redwing was perched on the top of one of the dead Elms. Along with one of the two Great spotted woodpeckers seen today. The second Woodpecker was busy bullying the Greenfinches, Chaffinches and Tits on the feeders. Small flocks of Meadow Pipits were again seen in various places around the reserve. Two Skylarks singing in close proximity to the path near the 1st screen.

Four more Redwing were seen flying over near the hide. Two jays were squawking noisily and mobbing a Grey Squirrel in the large Oak tree nearby. Three single Yellow Wagtails were seen flying over at different locations on the reserve and one Pied Wagtail. More Goldcrests and a Chiffchaff were in the bushes from the first screen to the corner leading to the second screen. Just one Stonechat on a fence post behind the hide. Four were reported on the same fence earlier in the day.

Stonechat near hide.
A myriad of Teal are inhabiting the moor. On the pool in front of the first screen. I counted sixty three on the water and many more flying back and forth to Big Otmoor and Ashgrave. A Gadwall and lots of Mallard also there.
Teal from the 1st screen.
Large noisy flocks of Greylag and Canadas are on Ashgrave and Big Otmoor. Along with even larger flocks of Lapwing. Five Little Egrets were also present on Ashgrave with one more seen on closes field.
Photos from Monday...

This very smart Pheasant was along the track close to the feeders.

Mondays sightings...
Mute Swan,Greylag, Canada, Mallard, Gadwall, Teal, Coot, Moorhen, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cormorant, Lapwing, LBB Gull, BH Gull, Red Kite, Kestrel, Pheasant, Red Legged Partridge, Crow, Rook, Magpie, Jackdaw, Jay, Green Woodpecker, GS Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Blackbird, Redwing, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove, Yellow Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Dunnock, Robin, Stonechat, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Siskin, Redpoll, Wren, Great Tit, Blue Tit, LT Tit, Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting.
Total... 49

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