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Last Updated: 3rd March 2020

Birds and other wildlife recorded in February 2020

Not 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.

Buzzard 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.

There 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.

Do send in your records – we need to know what’s about!



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