Birds and other
wildlife recorded in February 2020
many sightings sent in this month, perhaps not surprisingly given the wet and
chill and mud! But a real surprise on the 17th, a Grey Heron was seen at
the pond! I think this is a first for the site. A highlight.
were seen occasionally and both Woodpigeon and Stock Doves were around in
breeding mode! Both the common woodpeckers Great-spotted and Green were seen,
and so were some, but not all of the corvids: Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow,
Jay. No Rooks were seen, and the nests have been reduced to only 2; this is
normally an early-breeding species, so the lack of records is worrying. Please
look out and report any Rook sightings.
were several records of Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit and some Long-tailed
Tits, still in small flocks. Nuthatch, Wren and Robin were fairly common, and
Song Thrushes are now singing loudly and regularly listen out for their
beautiful repetitive song. Chaffinch and Bullfinch were also recorded.
send in your records we need to know whats about!