Birds and other wildlife recorded in September 2018
a short list this month – is it a lack of birds or a lack of people sending in
Both Sparrowhawk and Buzzard were recorded. A Black-headed Gull was seen flying
over the area, no doubt on its way to the canal or some other watery place.
Both Woodpigeon and its less obvious cousin, Stock Dove were seen. Green
Woodpecker was around but nobody reported a Great-spotted Woodpecker (though
they are certainly in the wood). The common corvids were – quite common:
Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook and Carrion Crow. The diminutive Goldcrest was heard
calling from the larches, and there were plenty of sightings of Blue and Great
Tit, and some family parties of Long-tailed Tits calling to each other. There
were two Chiffchaffs on the 15th of the month – although they are among the
summer migrant warblers, many of them, like Blackcaps, are staying around for
the winter, so listen out for their calls. Nuthatches were regularly heard as
were Wrens, Blackbirds, Robins and Dunnocks. Finally, three members of the
finch family were recorded: Goldfinch (there seem to be a lot around at the
moment!), Chaffinch and Bullfinch.
only non-bird records sent in for this month were: Large White, Small White and
Speckled Wood butterflies, plus grey Squirrels.
on all you frequenters of Linslade Woods – we need your records!!
those records coming in!
been spotted in 2018 So far - click here
To see what
was spotted in 2017 - click here
To see what
was spotted in
2016 - click here
lists of previous sightings (2010 to 2015) - click